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Opuntia rubescens 'Consolea'

Road Kill Cactus

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

A wacky cactus with a striking architectural shape

Virtually spine free!

Easy-care and great for beginners

Curiously flattened branching pads

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Description How to Grow Delivery

Opuntia rubescens ‘Consolea’ is a cactus with real character. It has a striking tree-like appearance with curiously flattened, branching pads which have earned it the nickname ‘Road Kill Cactus’. The pads are covered with bumps from which grow small spines. Their unusual shape makes for a striking indoor plant with a ‘Spaghetti Western’ vibe! Originating from the arid deserts of Mexico, this Opuntia will enjoy a sunny spot and only requires occasional watering, so it’s perfect for neglectful gardeners who want a piece of living sculpture in their home. Height & Spread: Indefinite

Height Up to 100cm (40")
Spread Up to 100cm (40")

Tender Perennial


full sun

Harvest Months

1 x 12cm Pot (KB8635)

Grow in bright direct light. During the growing season water when the top few inches of soil are completely dry. Allow to drain thoroughly after watering. Feed once a month during spring and summer with cactus feed. Reduce watering during winter dormancy.

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