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Growing cactus in Minnesota

Cacti might not be the first plants you think of when you think about Minnesota flora, but there are actually four native species of cactus in the state, and, as Daiv Freeman explains to host Larry Zilliox on Pioneer Public TV’s “Prairie Yard & Garden,” there are many more varieties that can be grown in the state. Freeman has been a fan of the cactus ever since seeing the plant his grandmother kept when he was a boy.

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  1. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 03/11/2013 - 08:06 am.

    Cactus plants bloomed in Richfield many years ago also

    Interesting about cacti growing in Minnesota:

    My then future father-in-law grew cactus plants – varied species – beside his garage opposite the wonderful Willow that graced their weedless expanse of green lawn out on Wentworth, Richfield ; 1960’s -tenderly nursing them as transplants from his boyhood home in Cranfill’s Gap , Texas.

    Too bad we were ignorant or lacked the appreciation to also nurture the cacti he loved…

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