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Looking for Austrocylindropuntia Subulata

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I am looking for an established plant of this. Something that can produce offsets later on.
I really like this plant i wish it came in a spineless variety.

Thanks for your time. I uploaded some pictures below. I am looking for the normal form not the monstrose form where it has like an offset sticking out from every areole

I live in Victoria, Melbourne in Northern Suburbs region in case you wondering.

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Hi gr33ntea Austrocylindropunita are declared weeds of national significance, including a. subulata. In SA it is illegal to sell them, not sure about VIC.

There is something about them that is intriguing I agree. However a few years ago I took all mine to the dump (along with most opuntias I had planted) as they were threatening to be a real mess in my garden within a decade, i.e. becoming impossible to remove massive space invading nasty thickets. They had already become large shrubs within 3 years from single segment cuttings.

I guess you could confine one in a pot.

Not trying to be humbug, just FYI.

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Are they any good to use for graft stock?

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Are they any good to use for graft stock?

That is what i am testing out. I already made some grafts, some say it is really bad, some say it is bad and some say it is pretty good.

I think it depends on the scion used.

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Hi gr33ntea Austrocylindropunita are declared weeds of national significance, including a. subulata. In SA it is illegal to sell them, not sure about VIC.

There is something about them that is intriguing I agree. However a few years ago I took all mine to the dump (along with most opuntias I had planted) as they were threatening to be a real mess in my garden within a decade, i.e. becoming impossible to remove massive space invading nasty thickets. They had already become large shrubs within 3 years from single segment cuttings.

I guess you could confine one in a pot.

Not trying to be humbug, just FYI.

Any cactus i have that is slightly like a weed i keep in a pot. When i dispose of it i place it in black bag in the sun to be heated up and died.

Thanks for the info.

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