USE AS SHAMPOO / VEGETABLE
This cactus is large and grows to about 10 ft. high with many vertical limbs, branching from near the base. The dried branches make fireworks for children as they crackle and pop when burning. The cactus flesh can be used as a vegetable and as a shampoo. Birds often nest in the limbs, as there they are safe from mongoose. They are often left standing in land cleared for cultivation as they are difficult to remove and sometimes they are used as vegetable supports.
Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!