10 Year Member!
- Aug 3, 2010
- Location (City and/or State)
- Southern Md - Northern Neck Va
that can be grown in colder wet areas. I'm growing these opuntia in Virginia near the Potomac River a little southeast of Washington DC. I can't name them but they all have been growing here for several years thru some very harsh and cold wet winters. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 . Number 1 is my favorite. I have started more of them this year in other areas. Number 5 is my second favorite for winter feeding because they stay more tender after natural dehydrating for winter rest. number 2 gets so tough even my adult sulcata has a hard time eating it during the winter months. 7 and 8 are good for the smaller tortoises because the pads are smaller. I have shared many of these plants with other forum members throughout the country but seldom do I ever hear how they fared out growing them. But here they thrive even with our unpredictable winter weather.