Cylindrical dark green succulent with fleshy tufts

by Andy
(Philadelphia)

Hi,

We have the plant featured in the lower left corner of this picture:


Picture of Aloe polyphylla and other cacti and succulents;

That's the cylindrical, dark green plant with fleshy "tufts." I have been trying to figure out the light and soil requirements of this plant. It seems to do very poorly in dry, sunny conditions.


Drought Smart Plants reply:

Considering that it's growing with Aloe polyphylla in this picture, it's a surprise that it doesn't thrive in the same conditions. In the picture which is taken in a nursery in Yorkshire, the plants all seem to be doing extremely well. Is it possible that these in particular do better with less intense sun and more moisture?

I'm sorry I don't recognize your plant to give you a name - off to do more research!
Jacki

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Aug 02, 2011
Found a name
by: Anonymous

Your cylindrical plant is listed in one of my books as Opuntia subulata or Austrocylindropuntia subulata. It is supposed to like dry, sunny places.

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