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Name: N.T. B.
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Date: Saturday, July 06, 2002

What are the characteristics of the ROAD KILL CACTUS (Consolea rubescens)?

I bought this cactus 4 years ago. It was about 5 inches tall. It is now approximately 22 inches and is sprouting a new bud which is about a 1/2" coming out from the top. I have not been able to locate any information on this particular cactus. Hope you can enlighten me!

The following should be helpful:

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.

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