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Are you ready to meet the ultimate showstopper of cactus? Introducing the one and only prickly pear cactus, known as Opuntia Amethyst Wave, a stunning member of Opuntia genus, native to Mexico! Its unique paddle-shaped purple-green foliage makes it stand out among other cactus. And wait until you see it in full sun! The leaves turn a slight purple color along the margin which is just stunning.  

The color purple can be seen in 'Amethyst Wave' when exposed to enough sunlight. The various fascinating shapes and forms that cacti can take, from small and solitary to enormous and branching(3m. wide, 23 - 47 in. tall), and any combination in between, constantly evoke the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape. This hardy adorable shrub can be used as a showcase plant in artistic pots or as a contrasting color element in your rockery garden. 

Plus, propagation through leaf cuttings is super simple! But that's not all - from spring to summer, clusters of yellow with red center blooms develop along its stalk adding even more charm to this already delightful plant. But what really sets it apart! Is just how easy it is to care for – requiring only Full sun (bright light) and minimal watering. These plants favor a well-drained soil mix with specialized cactus potting soil, so it's easy to find a cactus potting mix here at Planet Desert. But that's not all – it's also an extremely drought-tolerant species and requires minimum attention.  

And guess what? It's resistant in zone 8-11 (USDA). So, get ready to add some serious fun to your gardening routine with this winter-dormant prickly pear cactus- Amethyst Wave! We promise you won't regret it! 

Bloom Season Late spring – early summer
Botanical Name Opuntia 'Amethyst Wave'
Common Name Prickly pear cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Yellow, red, purple
Genus Opuntia
Growth Habit Spreading, Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 47 in. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pests resistance, disease resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Beautiful coloration of pads, showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic for humans, mild toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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Opuntia 'Amethyst Wave'

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

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.

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.

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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 6" and larger 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Are you ready to meet the ultimate showstopper of cactus? Introducing the one and only prickly pear cactus, known as Opuntia Amethyst Wave, a stunning member of Opuntia genus, native to Mexico! Its unique paddle-shaped purple-green foliage makes it stand out among other cactus. And wait until you see it in full sun! The leaves turn a slight purple color along the margin which is just stunning.  

The color purple can be seen in 'Amethyst Wave' when exposed to enough sunlight. The various fascinating shapes and forms that cacti can take, from small and solitary to enormous and branching(3m. wide, 23 - 47 in. tall), and any combination in between, constantly evoke the beauty and tranquility of the desert landscape. This hardy adorable shrub can be used as a showcase plant in artistic pots or as a contrasting color element in your rockery garden. 

Plus, propagation through leaf cuttings is super simple! But that's not all - from spring to summer, clusters of yellow with red center blooms develop along its stalk adding even more charm to this already delightful plant. But what really sets it apart! Is just how easy it is to care for – requiring only Full sun (bright light) and minimal watering. These plants favor a well-drained soil mix with specialized cactus potting soil, so it's easy to find a cactus potting mix here at Planet Desert. But that's not all – it's also an extremely drought-tolerant species and requires minimum attention.  

And guess what? It's resistant in zone 8-11 (USDA). So, get ready to add some serious fun to your gardening routine with this winter-dormant prickly pear cactus- Amethyst Wave! We promise you won't regret it! 

Bloom Season Late spring – early summer
Botanical Name Opuntia 'Amethyst Wave'
Common Name Prickly pear cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Yellow, red, purple
Genus Opuntia
Growth Habit Spreading, Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 47 in. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pests resistance, disease resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Beautiful coloration of pads, showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic for humans, mild toxic for pets
Watering Needs Low

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