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Opuntia subulata 'Eve's Needle' cristata

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This rare, crested mutation of the already unique Opuntia subulata ‘Eve’s Needle’ forms a broad, flattened stem covered in jellybean shaped tubercles topped in a dot of furry wool. Most intriguing, however, are the petite cylindrical, leaf-like tubercles that emerge from the upper margin of the stem, creating a fan of texture sure to add a unique element to any succulent collection.

Native to the harsh landscapes of the Peruvian Andes, ‘Eve’s Needle’ cristata is a tough and hardy plant, despite what its exotic appearance may suggest. Like many cacti this specimen will thrive the best when provided with the brightest light possible for your home, such as a southern facing windowsill. To avoid issues such as root rot,  ‘Eve’s Needle’ cristata prefers a thorough yet infrequent watering routine, coupled with a porous soil mixture within a well-draining pot.  Ample airflow around the stem and soil surface will further shield against overwatering.

While it can survive a light frost, this variety prefers warm temperatures, so do the best you can to avoid exposing it to weather below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

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