WHICH CACTI AND SUCCULENTS ARE CLASS AS A WEED?

Over the years, I found a lot of customers don’t know which species are classified as a weed. Not knowing can be harmful to you as it can cause infection if you are spiked. So, I thought I would help you by doing a blog on some of the common weeds. 

When you start collecting cacti and succulents, you choose the most attractive or rare plant for yourself. But not realizing that you could be helping in spreading a noxious weed. That can be harmful to animals and other plants.

Every state or territory has a list of plants that are classified as a weed. The site tells you why they are prohibited and gives you a description of the plant. Plus, control species as well too.

For example.

Opuntia sp. Cylindropuntia sp. Austrocylindropuntia sp.

The common name is the Prickly pear. Many of us, I think they are the most unusual plant because of their flat oval-shaped bodies. Prickly pear has small spines and is a very drought-resistant succulent that can rapidly invade pastures also natural areas. They can overwhelm other vegetation because they attached themselves to animals and root anywhere.

Harrisia sp. Moonlight cactus, snake cactus.

They are a spiny perennial plant. The plant has an attractive large fruit and long stems also spines. It causes infestation in pastures and reduces them to a level unsuitable for stock.

Agave tequilana

Like the Blue Agave, it is a control species. Taking note, most people regard it as a common garden plant. The plant has not taken root in the wild yet. It has classified as a low-risk one but it has been classified as a weed. So, they have allowed us to take reasonable and practical steps to minimize the risks associated with invasive plants and animals under their control.

Giving you a few examples of weeds and control plants. I hope you choose carefully when buying plants for your garden or collection. At least control their environment.