Future garden giants are happy
I got cuttings from a spineless prickly pear cactus I have drooled over for years, let them heal, potted them up….and it worked! They have all sprouted multiple pads and today one bloomed! Thank you so much to Shirley at Rock-Oak-Deer for her amazingly detailed propagating barrel cactus pups post that I adapted. I am so excited today; this is one of those beautiful gardening firsts that I will never forget. I really wanted THIS variety of opuntia – this one that is spineless with the non-rounded tops to the pads when mature – almost rippled at the tops and the pads fold a wee bit. The pads of the mother plant are HUGE as well. Can anyone help me with the exact ID? (update: it is Opuntia engelmannii var subarmata). I am in awe – when I woke up this morning and saw this bloom I did a little jig! I have three and they will be the future giants in my front garden.