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.
The growth rate of Opuntia’s prickly pear is fast.
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.
Opuntia ficus indica needs well-drained soil.
This wonderful desert plant belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11 and has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F).
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
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Common Name||Prickly pear|
|Frost Tolerance||20 degrees|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||8b to 10b|
|Scientific Name||Pad of Opuntia ficus indica Edible Nopales|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
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