Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales
Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales

Opuntia ficus Indica is commonly known as ‘Prickly Pear’ and belongs to the Cactaceae family. A native of Mexico, this cactus grows up to 15-20 ft. in height.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of Opuntia’s prickly pear is fast.

Flowering

The flowering of the Prickly pear cactus takes place during late spring or early summer. The flowers bloom in stunning red color.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Avoid overwatering as it will lead to damaging the plant. Water periodically.

Soil

Opuntia ficus indica needs well-drained soil.

Hardiness

​This wonderful desert plant belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11 and has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).

Light

This variety of Opuntia needs full sunlight to thrive.

How to propagate Prickly pear cactus?

This plant is propagated through seeds or cuttings.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com, and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Spring, late summer
Botanical Name Opuntia Ficus Indica
Common Name Barbary fig, Indian fig opuntia, sweet prickly pear, smooth mountain prickly pear, tuna cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Yellow, orange, red
Genus Opuntia
Growth Habit Branching tree
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 16 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By stem cuttings, seeds, divisions
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, pest resistance, mild frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for Humans, Friendly to dogs, Friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales

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Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Opuntia ficus Indica is commonly known as ‘Prickly Pear’ and belongs to the Cactaceae family. A native of Mexico, this cactus grows up to 15-20 ft. in height.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of Opuntia’s prickly pear is fast.

Flowering

The flowering of the Prickly pear cactus takes place during late spring or early summer. The flowers bloom in stunning red color.

Water and Feeding/Fertilizer

Avoid overwatering as it will lead to damaging the plant. Water periodically.

Soil

Opuntia ficus indica needs well-drained soil.

Hardiness

​This wonderful desert plant belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11 and has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).

Light

This variety of Opuntia needs full sunlight to thrive.

How to propagate Prickly pear cactus?

This plant is propagated through seeds or cuttings.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com, and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Spring, late summer
Botanical Name Opuntia Ficus Indica
Common Name Barbary fig, Indian fig opuntia, sweet prickly pear, smooth mountain prickly pear, tuna cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Yellow, orange, red
Genus Opuntia
Growth Habit Branching tree
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 16 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By stem cuttings, seeds, divisions
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, pest resistance, mild frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for Humans, Friendly to dogs, Friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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