Cochineal Prickly Pear
4.6 out of 5 (35 experiences)
Also known as
Drooping Prickly Pear, Drooping Prickly Pear, Drooping Tree Pear and Barbary Fig
How to care for Cochineal Prickly Pear
Cochineal Prickly Pear 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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Cochineal 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.
Cochineal 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 Cochineal Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Grows fast while still fitting in a small place and doesn’t require a lot of direct sunlight or water. It thrives on just the led light in my ceiling fan that lights the room and the other led light for the room. Doesn’t need s specific grow light trained on it so far and it’s growing fast. Has a 3 new paddles with more coming and it only took a short period of time it seems