Extremely Rare Florida Cacti - Less than 8 know to exist in the wild (Florida keys). Consolea Carolicola
It may very well be the most endangered plant in the United States based on USDA records. There exists only one population of eight genetically distinct individuals in the wild located in the Florida Keys.
You will get 3 pads unrooted check and sprayed for before shipping. Handle with care the spines - use gloves when handling! Look at the first image. The pads you receive will be teh ones around the large pad.
Use Dyna-Gro K-L-N rooting compound before planting. We have 99% succussful rooting using Dyna-Gro K-L-N
Other prickly pears branch out all over - this one only has a single trunk until its fully mature and will branch out at the top like a canopy tree.
The flowers change color from yellow to orange to red. So at any one time you will have bunches of flowers in all colors along the edge of the pads!
This plant will get tall if you let it. Otherwise keep it smaller by restricting the size of the pot.
All these are nursery grown from our mother plant. Our original mother plant was purchased from a university nursery in around 1986 that was propagating plants for replanting in the Florida keys that did not happen.