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Great Design Plant: Santa-rita Purple Prickly Pear landscape
 

Great Design Plant: Santa-rita Purple Prickly Pear

Pad of santa-rita prickly pear (Opuntia santa-rita)

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Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to Great Design Plant: Santa Rita Prickly Pear for Purple Appeal
The pads grow up to 8 inches long and are covered with small clusters of tiny bristles called glochids. These glochids are quite irritating if you brush against them with your bare skin. Occasionally long spines can be found toward the top of the plant.The bristly glochids will ruin any gardening gloves. Instead use tongs or multiple layers of newspaper to handle this cactus. If you do suffer the misfortune of having the tiny bristles stuck in your skin, spread regular white school glue on the area, allow it to dry and peel it off, which should help dislodge the bristles. You can also try using duct tape to pull out the tiny glochids.Shown: A new pad growing on a Santa Rita prickly pear

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eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
January 26, 2014
The pads grow up to 8 inches long and are covered with small clusters of tiny bristles called glochids. These glochids are quite irritating if you brush against them with your bare skin. Occasionally long spines can be found toward the top of the plant. The bristly glochids will ruin any gardening gloves. Instead use tongs or multiple layers of newspaper to handle this cactus. If you do suffer the misfortune of having the tiny bristles stuck in your skin, spread regular white school glue on the area, allow it to dry and peel it off, which should help dislodge the bristles. You can also try using duct tape to pull out the tiny glochids. Shown: A new pad growing on a Santa Rita prickly pear
joechung added this to joechung's ideas
January 25, 2014
love the color
marika999 added this to TEXTURE TALK - gardens
January 22, 2014
The pads grow up to 8 inches long and are covered with small clusters of tiny bristles called glochids. These glochids are quite irritating if you brush against them with your bare skin. Occasionally long spines can be found toward the top of the plant. The bristly glochids will ruin any gardening gloves. Instead use tongs or multiple layers of newspaper to handle this cactus. If you do suffer the misfortune of having the tiny bristles stuck in your skin, spread regular white school glue on the area, allow it to dry and peel it off, which should help dislodge the bristles. You can also try using duct tape to pull out the tiny glochids. Shown: A new pad growing on a Santa Rita prickly pear
golfswing added this to Art
January 22, 2014
Yes to this one for inspiration.
deniset added this to Plants
January 22, 2014
Opuntia violacea santa-rita
noellasideas added this to noellasideas's ideas
January 18, 2014
cool
Emilia Mosquera Cordo added this to emilia_mosqueracordo's ideas
January 18, 2014
me encanta!
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