Before heading home from Calico Basin today, I spotted this Buckhorn Cholla at the edge of the parking area near my truck. It’s a great looking plant, I’ve seen some very large plants like this one in my desert travels. These spines are deadly sharp, you don’t dare touch this plant!
This cacti is common in southern Nevada, it’s actually all over the Mojave Desert. The bottom photo is framed up on my kitchen wall.
The Desert Spoon is a great choice for accenting your home landscape or around businesses. The home I owned here with the ex had several of these plants around the property. I recommend wearing very thick gloves and shirts when pruning the plant as its thorns are many and very close together, ouch!
These are such beautiful cactus when they become thick and full, I highly recommend that you avoid contact with the cacti though! There are several different kinds of this cactus.