Old Man Opuntia
Also known as
Opuntia vestita, Cotton Pole and Cotton Coral
How to care for Old Man Opuntia
Old Man Opuntia needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Old Man Opuntia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Old Man Opuntia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Old Man Opuntia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.