Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana
Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana

Get ready to meet the Argentine cactus - 'Opuntia argentiniana', also known as Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis! This tree-like, perennial cactus is a true wonder of nature. With its peculiar habit and mode of growth, it's hard not to be impressed by this species. And did you know that Opuntia species are the most cold-tolerant of all lowland cacti? That means you can enjoy these stunning yellow flowers in even the chilliest climates.

To keep your Argentine cactus thriving, make sure to use well-drained porous soil and provide adequate airflow. In order to prevent root rot, it's crucial to let the soil completely dry out in between waterings. The most important thing to remember when caring for an Argentine cactus is to make sure it gets full (bright, direct) sunlight. 

At heights of up to 66 feet (20 m), this incredible plant features thin cladodes on a cylindrical trunk covered with vivid green leaves and white areoles boasting long reddish-brown spines. But wait, there's more!

Opuntias, in general, are known for their ability to thrive in arid and desert-like conditions. They are drought-tolerant, making them suitable for those who forget to water their plants.

Popular varieties include Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian fig) with flat stems and vibrant flowers; Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ear Cactus) with cute, bunny ear-shaped pads covered in tiny glochids; and Opuntia monacantha (drooping prickly pear) with long, drooping stems covered in sharp spines. 

The show-stopping flowers range from pale yellow to bright yellow-orange, appearing exclusively on mature plants with fruits that come in pear-shaped shades of yellow, orange-red, or purple. Who knew something so fascinating could grow right in our backyards? 

Whether you choose the Brazilian prickly pear, Indian fig, bunny ears, or drooping prickly pear, Opuntias are sure to bring a unique and fascinating touch to your indoor or outdoor garden.

Bloom Season Early summer - late summer
Botanical Name Opuntia argentiniana
Common Name Brazilian Prickly Pear, Argentina Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Yellow
Genus Opuntia
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size Up to 50 ft. tall
Native Area Northern Argentina, Bolivia
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistance, pets resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic for humans, mild toxic to pets (Keep away from Children)
Watering Needs Low

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Brazilian Prickly Pear - Opuntia argentiniana

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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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Get ready to meet the Argentine cactus - 'Opuntia argentiniana', also known as Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis! This tree-like, perennial cactus is a true wonder of nature. With its peculiar habit and mode of growth, it's hard not to be impressed by this species. And did you know that Opuntia species are the most cold-tolerant of all lowland cacti? That means you can enjoy these stunning yellow flowers in even the chilliest climates.

To keep your Argentine cactus thriving, make sure to use well-drained porous soil and provide adequate airflow. In order to prevent root rot, it's crucial to let the soil completely dry out in between waterings. The most important thing to remember when caring for an Argentine cactus is to make sure it gets full (bright, direct) sunlight. 

At heights of up to 66 feet (20 m), this incredible plant features thin cladodes on a cylindrical trunk covered with vivid green leaves and white areoles boasting long reddish-brown spines. But wait, there's more!

Opuntias, in general, are known for their ability to thrive in arid and desert-like conditions. They are drought-tolerant, making them suitable for those who forget to water their plants.

Popular varieties include Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian fig) with flat stems and vibrant flowers; Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ear Cactus) with cute, bunny ear-shaped pads covered in tiny glochids; and Opuntia monacantha (drooping prickly pear) with long, drooping stems covered in sharp spines. 

The show-stopping flowers range from pale yellow to bright yellow-orange, appearing exclusively on mature plants with fruits that come in pear-shaped shades of yellow, orange-red, or purple. Who knew something so fascinating could grow right in our backyards? 

Whether you choose the Brazilian prickly pear, Indian fig, bunny ears, or drooping prickly pear, Opuntias are sure to bring a unique and fascinating touch to your indoor or outdoor garden.

Bloom Season Early summer - late summer
Botanical Name Opuntia argentiniana
Common Name Brazilian Prickly Pear, Argentina Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Yellow
Genus Opuntia
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size Up to 50 ft. tall
Native Area Northern Argentina, Bolivia
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistance, pets resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic for humans, mild toxic to pets (Keep away from Children)
Watering Needs Low

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