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    12 / 19 / 2018

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Spiney oval body with red flowers that resemble Christmas cactus. About 5 foot tall.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    A close up of flowers.

    December 23rd, 2018 at 11:28am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    This link has interesting write up for N. cochenillifera.

    December 23rd, 2018 at 11:03am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    According to sources the colors can be vary. From the given photo, the plants details i.e. the whole shape, the pads & flowers. To my eyes these are similar to those of Nopalea cochenillifera.But I’m not an expert, perhaps the folks from these included links can help you further in confirming or ruling out this ID. Best wishes!

    December 23rd, 2018 at 11:23am

  • EJ Green Thumb says:

    Not a prickly pear, the plain flowers are dark red. It is pretty and the body of the plant looks similar. Perhaps it is a variety? Thank you for you input

    December 23rd, 2018 at 7:35am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe Cochineal nopal ccactus ( Nopalea cochenillifera) ? Check out the included link below and see if you have a match. Best wishes!

    December 20th, 2018 at 11:41am

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