Consolea rubescens 'Roadkill Cactus'

$ 6.00
Size: 2"

Introducing the strikingly unique Consolea rubescens 'Roadkill Cactus,' a distinctive succulent that originates from the Caribbean. This intriguing plant earns its nickname from its unusually flat, broad pads that resemble, albeit humorously, the unfortunate aftermath of a road incident. The 'Roadkill Cactus' stands out with its green to bluish-green pads, which are edged with small, inconspicuous spines that pose minimal threat compared to its more menacing cactus cousins.

Reaching up to 5 feet in height when given the proper care and environment, this cactus is a true statement piece. It's particularly suited for large containers or outdoor succulent gardens where it can bask in the full glory of the sun. The 'Roadkill Cactus' thrives in well-draining soil and requires minimal water, embodying the true low-maintenance spirit of succulents.

During the warmer months, it rewards its caretaker with vibrant yellow flowers that emerge from the edges of its pads, adding a splash of color to its already fascinating silhouette. These blooms not only enhance its appearance but also attract a variety of pollinators, contributing to the biodiversity of your garden.

Whether you're looking to add an unconventional flair to your succulent collection or seeking a drought-tolerant plant that packs a visual punch, the Consolea rubescens 'Roadkill Cactus' is an excellent choice. Its ease of care, coupled with its striking form and cheerful blooms, make it a must-have for enthusiasts and novices alike.


Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 2"

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