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Opuntia rufiada minima 'Mini Cinnamon Cactus' is a petite paddle cactus dotted with cinnamon-colored glochids, or fuzzy spike clusters, across the span of the pads. This beauty can shift colors based on light exposure, ranging in tones from a dusty green to an amethyst purple! Native to the dry Texas climate, this unique variety is also known as a miniature ‘Prickly Pear,’ and will reach only 10 inches in height at maturity.
Like most cacti, this variety prefers bright light, and requires a very porous soil mix in a pot equipped with excellent drainage. Water thoroughly but infrequently, using the ‘soak and dry’ method, and reduce the amount of water during the cooler winter months, to help avoid root rot. Further, be sure to provide your ‘Mini Cinnamon Cactus’ with excellent airflow to keep pests and fungus at bay – but avoid cold drafts, as this plant is not frost hardy.
Take care when handling ‘Mini Cinnamon Cactus,’ as the glochids can easily detach from the plant and cause eye and skin irritation. Tongs or sheets of newspaper can be useful aids in handling these prickly plants safely.
All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Plant Club Subscription Boxes. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY.
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!
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