Opuntia violacea 'Santa Rita'
(Blue Blade Cactus)
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- reflective heat, sun
- dry, drought resistant
- slow growing.
- Sprawling grows to 2-3' tall, grows on upper edge of desert purple color heightened during stress, Excellent color feature.
- Yellow bloom, purple fruit (edible), suseptible to rodent dammage, bads are tinged purple, a few spines on upper margin soft pads glochyds, plant in well drained soil.
- Low maintenance, Needs occasional watering.
- Small shrub sized cactus used for wide screening and bank covers.
- accent, desert.