Cold Hardy Succulents

Jumping cactus, prickly pear, and hens and chicks plants are cold hardy succulents that can be grown outdoors in USDA Zone 7. Troy Marden learns what it takes, or doesn’t take, to have these plants fare well year round.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Cylindropuntia (Cholla cactus, jumping cactus)
Opuntia (Prickly pear)
Sempervivum tectorum (Hens and chicks)

Gardener Extras

  1. Prickly pear flowers are produced at the ends of pads in early summer.
  2. The prickly pear fruits has been named a super food due to its nutrient content.
  3. Feeding hens and chicks plants can reduce their vigor or prompt flowering that leads to early demise of rosettes.

Gardener Notes

Filmed at Lawrence & Clarke Cacti Co @ 2003 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory TN 37138 (615) 357-0827

Troy B. Marden

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