|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
Originating from Bolivia
A big, imposing cactus that can grow into a small tree with beautiful long, slender pads of fleshy succulent grey green, bearing stout spines up to 20 cm long. The unique pads can be up to 50cm long on old plants and 25cm wide, producing amazing, fleshy, bright orange and yellow flowers held upright on the stems in early summer, followed by urn shape prickly pear fruit.
Grow in free draining compost in pots on a patio for summer in full sun, watering sparsely, returning to a bright frost free conservatory for winter, watering sparingly only once or twice.
Height and spread after 10 – 20 years 2m x 3m.
|Season of interest|