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Opuntia vulgaris - Prickly Pear Cactus

SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
17cm grow pot
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with an 18cm+ opening

The Opuntia Vulgaris stands as a robust, shrub-like cactus variety, resembling a tree with its dense structure. Its expansive, paddle-shaped pads, adorned in a vivid blue-green hue, form flat branching patterns. Across these pads, you'll find widely spaced small areoles irregularly dotted with straight yellowish spines.

In the summertime, the Opuntia Vulgaris produces captivating silvery yellow flowers which gradually develop into red-purple, egg-shaped fruits. The Prickly Pear Cactus offers a fascinating unique style that evolves with the seasons.

Opuntia vulgaris - Prickly Pear Cactus Care & Info Guide

Horty Hints

Feeling fruity? For a taste of prickly pear, hit up exotic markets. Remove and discard your cactus' fruits before they ripen to help ensure the long-term health of the plant.

Less is more! Allow your cactus’ soil to dry out completely in between watering. Water sparingly to avoid root and stem rot.

Sun-seeker! Give this tough cactus the shining spotlight it craves! Bask it by a beaming window all day – south or southwest-facing will give the winning glow.

Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.