Opuntia basilaris | Beavertail Cactus

Watch out for the tiny brown spines in clusters called glochids: They can be a painful hazard. Produces large clusters of striking spring flowers. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: reflected sun, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 4 feet wide


Foliage Color: blue-gray

Flower Color: magenta, pink

Flower Season: spring