Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster
Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster
Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster
Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster
Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster
Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster
Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster

Opuntia crest, commonly known as ‘Common prickly pear’, grows from 6 to 36 inches in height and enters dormancy in winters. The leaves are reduced to tiny globose-shaped structures that rapidly shed from the developing cladodes. It has its origin in Argentina and belongs to the Cactaceae family.

Growth Rate

Opuntia crest has a slow growth rate.


This popular cactus produces white flowers with a hint of pink in the summer, and sometimes multiple-colored blooms on a single plant.

Watering and Feeding

Water these cacti every 1 or 2 weeks during the spring and summer. Reduce watering to 1 or 2 months in the fall and winter, and avoid if the temperature falls below freezing.


Common prickly pears require an air gap between their roots and the soil to grow. So, a well-draining soil that is 50% sand is essential.


This variety of Opuntia is cold-hardy. It has a frost tolerance of 0° C (32° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9 to 11.


These cacti need to receive full sun exposure for 6-12 hours per day. If it gets cool enough in the winter for them to go dormant, they can survive indoors by a sunny window.


Opuntia crests can be propagated easily from stem segments. Place the pad upright in your garden or on its side to plant your cacti cutting. To encourage rooting, make sure the cut portion of the pads is slightly touching the soil.

Common prickly pears are known for their bright red fruits and showy blooms. They are simple to grow and care for, even in areas where other cacti are too cold or wet. 

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

Blooming Season Summer
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower White with a hint of pink
Frost Tolerance  0°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Height 6 inches to 36 inches
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Opuntia hybrid crest roller coaster

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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