Scientific name: Cumulopuntia rossiana (Heinrich &
Backeberg) F.Ritter 1980
Origin: Southern Bolivia, northern
Habitat: they grow high in the mountains in hot, dry Planes or
Prairies. Despite the harsh conditions, including hard frosts on
virtually every night of the year, cacti can still be found in the form
of dense "cushion" clumps.
- Tephrocactus pentlandii var. rossianus
- Tephrocactus microcladus
- Opuntia rossiana
forming succulent, each segment up to 5 cm long
Leaves: The leaves are minute and ephemeral.
Flowers: yellow, orange, brownish-red, or red.
is a very controversial genus genus of cacti closely related to
Cumulopuntia cannot endure any standing heat and need an absolutely
airy and sunny place this brings very healthy plants with a good
spination and flowers. Use a very draining compost-mix with a high
mineral content, they needed deeper pots to accommodate the big tap
root. Water and feed in the vegetation period from April until to mid of
September, keep dry and cool in winter, they have to be stimulated to
bloom by dryness and you may give them water first when the plats start
to produce the new buds. Pot bound, starved plants will rapidly look
tatty and won’t flower well.
Propagation Cuttings (let dehydrate the cuttings for a few weeks and the
roots will coming quick)