Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus is an interesting cactus with long, flat and pointy but soft spines that has the texture similar to that of paper. The spines give it the fun nickname "Paper Spine Cactus". When the spines get long enough, they tend to curl and look like ribbon. A Paper Spine Cactus is made of small pine cone shaped segments that fall easily, so it often cannot get very tall, typically up to 12 inches. It produces bell-shaped white flowers that are up to 1.6 inches wide. ** Shipped Bareroot.
Light: Plenty of sunshine. Soil: Mixture used for cactus plants (loam x sand). Water: Needs really little water. Temperature: Prefers hot and arid environment.
Zone 8b 15 to 20 °F Zone 9a 20 to 25 °F Zone 9b 25 to 30 °F Zone 10a 30 to 35 °F Zone 10b 35 to 40 °F