Where does succulent come from?
Beaver tail cactus occurs in Arizona, southern Utah, southern Nevada, southern California, north western Mexico (northern Baja California and northern Sonora) From the ridge crest area of Sonora, Mojave and Colorado Deserts.
What succulent looks like?
This is a smaller prickly pear, branching upwards to 30cm (60 cm) high in clumps up to 90cm (1.2 m) in diameter.
Plant from different places of origin are somewhat variable in coloration, growth habit, pubescence, and flower color.
How to grow succulent?
Best in very fast draining mineral soils this plant is very rot prone, needs little water once established, avoid acid soils rich in humus or clayey. Tolerates sand. Keep dry in winter. Hardy to -5° (or less) They need maximum light exposure in full sun. Avoid shadow.
How to take care succulent?
Handle with precautions to avoid the prickly glochids, besides the blue pruina that cover the cladodes may be allergenic for same people.