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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Opuntia macrocentra is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F (-6.5° to -1°C)
|Type of plant - shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence:
YELLOW - RED
RED-PURPLE, 2-4cm. long
PURPLISH segs, BLACK spines
|Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
|Opuntia macrocentra sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Opuntia macrocentra:
|Opuntia violacea, Opuntia violacea v macrocentra,|
Common names for Opuntia macrocentra:
|Black Spine Prickly-pear, Blunt Spine Prickly-pear, Long Spine Prickly-pear, Martin's Blunt Spine Prickly-pear, Purple Prickly Pear, Purple Prickly-pear, Reddish-purple Prickly-pear,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|1||: Stock list|
|Our stock changes almost every day, with seeds arriving and being shipped all over the world.|
We only stock long lived seeds, except for a few species that are always in demand.
Seeds that are not in stock are acquired fresh when ordered.
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|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Opuntia macrocentra seeds will usually germinate in 5-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sand, and loam, with some sphagnum moss or coir (coconut fiber/dust) make a good mix for germinating Opuntia macrocentra and similar seeds. The mix needs to be free-draining, and to be slightly water retentive. Surface sow the seeds and just cover with sand. Start germinating the seeds in shady (dark), humid conditions. As the seeds start to germinate, increase the light and decrease the humidity.