Brittle Prickly Pear
5.0 out of 5 (5 experiences)
About Brittle Prickly Pear
Brittle Prickly Pear is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor with a whopping 158 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Brittle Prickly Pear likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Little Prickly Pear
How to care for Brittle Prickly Pear
Brittle Prickly Pear needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Brittle Prickly Pear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Brittle Prickly Pear 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 Brittle Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.