How to grow Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Austrocylindropuntia subulata grow and care – cactus of the genus Austrocylindropuntia also known as Eve’s needle cactus, Austrocylindropuntia subulata perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green in cone shape.

Austrocylindropuntia subulata flower

Flower color red in a bowl shape.

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How to grow Austrocylindropuntia subulata growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead parts

Size of the plant?
0.6-4m, 24-160 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Red flowers in a bowl shape

Scientific name:

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

How to grow Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Austrocylindropuntia subulata


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9