Opuntia rufida 20 Seeds - Cow Blinder

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Opuntia rufida also known as cow blinder or blind prickly pear is a Cactaceae family plant that is natives to southern Texas and northern Mexico. O. rufida is a multi-branched cactus that may reach 3 to 5 feet high, and similarly wide. The Areoles do not have any spines but have attractive red-brown glochids. The common name blind prickly pear or cow blinder comes from the fact that the glochids may be carried away by the wind and blind animals. The plant produces an abundance of bright yellow flowers that change to orange and red. The oblong fruits are bright red to purple, much smaller than many more desirable species for eating. USDA Hardiness Zones 9-10.

Opuntia rufida seeds should be spread across the surface of a sterilized cactus substrate mix. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of substrate mix and mist the surface to settle down the soil and seeds. Cover with a humidity bag, dome, or plastic wrap. Keep in a warm place with partial shade. Seeds will germinate best with high temp in the day and low temp at night. 70-80°F is the ideal temperature range. Seeds should germinate within 7-20 days. Mist or bottom water when the soil is almost dry. Even with optimal conditions, some seeds may have slow and sporadic germination. Place established plants in full sun to partial shade. Too much shade will make cactus and succulents etiolate during growth.



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