Cylindropuntia viridiflora f. cristata 'Boxing Glove'

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Size: 2"

Embodying the unique charm of the desert, Cylindropuntia viridiflora f. cristata stands out as an exceptional specimen native to the arid landscapes of the American Southwest. This fascinating succulent showcases a distinctive crested form, with its bright green, segmented stems forming intricate, wave-like patterns that captivate the eye. The stems are dotted with areoles from which emerge small, yet sharp spines, cautioning those who might be tempted to touch its mesmerizing surface.

Though relatively compact, reaching up to 12 inches in height and width, this plant makes a bold statement. Its sculptural quality adds an artistic touch to any succulent collection, rock garden, or as a striking centerpiece in a drought-tolerant landscape. In the spring and early summer, Cylindropuntia viridiflora f. cristata adorns itself further with vibrant, greenish-yellow flowers that contrast beautifully against its green stems, adding a splash of color to its already striking appearance.

Due to its crested growth habit, each specimen of Cylindropuntia viridiflora f. cristata is unique, with no two plants looking exactly the same. This individuality ensures that owning one feels like having a piece of living sculpture that is truly one of a kind. It thrives in full sun and requires minimal water, making it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance yet visually stunning plants. Whether potted or planted in the ground, this succulent is sure to draw attention and spark conversation among plant enthusiasts and visitors 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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