Paper Spine Cactus (Opuntia papyracantha) Care and Information

The Paper Spine Cactus was first described in 1868 by Charles Lamarie. Native to western Argentina, the Paper Spine Cactus (Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus) is found growing naturally on the lower slopes of the Andes mountain range. Also known as Spruce Cactus, each new segment emerges from the cactus aureoles, which protect the new growth with a circle of … Continue reading Paper Spine Cactus (Opuntia papyracantha) Care and Information