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Prickly Pear Cactus

The genus Opuntia is the largest and most widespread of the family Cactaceae, subfamily Opuntiodeae. It contains 181 species plus 10 naturally occurring hybrids, and is found from Canada to southern South America.

1 year old
Prickly Pear

Propagation couldn't be easier! Using beaker tongs or a piece of folded newspaper, just cut off a pad. (You can swap pads with a friend)! Let the wound dry for about a week, then plant the pad in a shallow depression cut side down. Water every 2 weeks to get the roots started. Minimal water is needed. Once every 2 to 3 weeks in the summer is sufficient for new plants. When established they can generally survive on rainfall alone. As with any herbaceous plant, however, shriveling or wilting means they need to be watered.

Me, Beside My
Prickly Pear and Yucca

1 Prickly Pear Pad-$10

3 Prickly Pear Pads-$20

5 Prickly Pear Pads-$35

10 Prickly Pear Pad-$60

Dwarf Prickly Pear
3 to 5 leaves

Dwarf Prickly Pear-$5

Opuntia is a genus in the cactus family Cactaceae. Both prickly pears and chollas are included in this genus of about 250 species distributed as well as a myriad of hybrids. The type species of the genus is the Indian fig opuntia Opuntia ficus-indica (most culinary uses of the term 'prickly pear' are referring to that plant).

The Aloe Guy

Randall Parks
380 Cannon Farm Rd.
Oxford, Ga. 30054