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Opuntia cylindrica cristata 'Emerald Idol'

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A rare, crested specimen, Opuntia cylindrica cristata ‘Emerald Idol’ forms a labyrinth of curving, undulating stems in a bold green hue. A line of creamy wool tracing the uppermost margins of the winding leaves gives way to a profusion of short, tan spines. Resulting from a mutation in the apical meristem, or growth center, or the plant, this bizarre form makes ‘Emerald Idol’ an eye-catching, must-have addition to even the most comprehensive succulent and cacti collection!

In the same family as the ‘Prickly Pear’ cactus, this slow-growing variety could not be easier to care for, despite its exceptionally exotic appearance! Bright, indirect light will allow for healthy growth without the risk of sunburn, while a thorough yet infrequent watering routine will protect against rot and other ills. As added insurance against excess moisture, be sure to utilize a porous soil mixture within a well-draining pot, as well as ensure ample airflow around the stems and soil surface.

Though it is an otherwise hardy plant, ‘Emerald Idol’ is not resistant to frosty temperatures, so be sure to plan accordingly during the harsh winter months.

    **Please Note: This plant is not available for wholesale**

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