Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus
Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus
Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus
Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus

Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus

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Size, Overall Height 2gal Pot, 20-27in

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Nopal Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia cochenillifera

Spineless “Nopal”, Prickly Pear Cactus, This Opuntia cactus has leaves with interesting and charming patterns. The prickly pear cactus is among the most popular plants for indoor, creates attention anywhere is placed. This cacti will do just fine with with almost no maintenance, the occasional neglect is acceptable. This makes it a nice addition for someone looking to add some plant life in their spaces but doesn’t require all the time in the world to babysit the beautiful cactus.

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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications

Grow Zones: 4-9 Patios / 9-11 Outdoors
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 7-10 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Light: Partial shade, tolerates full sun
Foliage: Green
Uses: Accent Plant, Complements other plants
Characteristics: Drought tolerant or Container Plant
Soil Conditions: Well draining organic soil is vital
Does Not Ship To: AZ


Growth Season is during spring to summer. Easily propagated from stem cuttings. It is an excellent plant for a hedge when grown outside due to how fast it grows. The root system of this plant is relatively shallow, and it is somewhat mismatched with the large, heavy trunk.

Planting and Care

Care Guide

PLANTING AND CARE - This plant can perform well in containers, if planting in the ground, dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.

LIGHT - Thrives in partial shade, tolerates full sun.

TEMPERATURE does well in arid climates, often characterized by high temperatures

WATER - Water, allow the top 1-2 inch of Soil to dry out, may take 7-12 days, water slowly to allow the soil to moist evenly, once established rain water will suffice.

FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.

INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Cactus plant is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.

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