Silver Cholla Cactus

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

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  • Silver Cholla Cactus | Silver Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) Photo: Craig Dietrich
  • Silver Cholla Cactus | Silver Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) Photo: Craig Dietrich
  • Silver Cholla Cactus | Silver Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) Photo: Craig Dietrich
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Basic Information

Other names

Golden Cholla

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Size

2-9 ft

Blooming Season

Spring - Early Summer

Bloom Color

Green, Yellow

Attracts

Birds

Silver Cholla Cactus Habitat

Silver Cholla Cacti (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) are native to the American southwest. They thrive in Joshua Tree woodlands, Pinyon-Juniper forests up to about 7,000 ft. They need dry, well-drained soil.

Silver Cholla Cactus Facts

Silver Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia echinocarpa) is a tree-like cacti that is known to grow up to 9 ft. It has fleshy tubercles that can grow up to 20 inches each covered in spines. Its yellow-green flowers smell similar to rancid butter.

Silver Cholla Cactus Distribution



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