I just picked this up today. Long spines and some nice winter colour still showing.
It came from the same supplier as my Opuntia macrorhiza
. There were two flats and the plants varied from fairly normal looking to this as the most extreme. Is Opuntia macrorhiza
that variable or is this one different?
(It's not actually quite that blue but to get the purple showing properly I had to leave the picture like that. It's more the colour of the older pads in the Opuntia in the ID thread I linked to.)
I guess the next question is if I need to grow this in a pot because I don't really have anywhere to winter it how should I do that? Let the soil dry out and keep it in the unheated garage in the dark?