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Opuntia monacantha variegata V. montrosa 'Maverick'

This interesting Opuntia species with marbled cream and green pads with tinges of pink is sometimes sold as O. vulgaris ‘Maverick’.
The cactus is popular as a novelty because of its coloring and seeming lack of spines. Don’t be fooled. It does have both spines and glochids. The spines are sparse, but what few it has are long and sharp and the glochids are just as numerous as with other Opuntia. They are almost transparent, but they are there.

The pads on the O. monacantha are not uniform in shape or color. Some pads are mostly cream colored while others have only small blotches of cream. The pads have a definite pinkish tinge, which is quite defined when the pads are young. All the pads are somewhat elongated, but no two are the same.

Very easy to grow on any sunny windowsill with a dry, well draining soil.

Recommended Temperature Zone:USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Most forms are hardy to 30° F (-4° C).

Watering Needs: Let plant dry between waterings.

This plant was grown in an organic manner. I make my own media, use organic fertilizer and refrain from chemicals.

All plants are grown with care, are fully rooted & shipped in their 4“ containers. This is a large specimen in a 4 in pot.
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Opuntia 'Maverick' - Cactus


  • Materials: succulent, soil, pot
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