Cow Tongue Prickly Pear
5.0 out of 5 (6 experiences)
Also known as
Few-Spined Marble-Seeded Prickly Pear, Few-Spined Marble-Seeded Prickly Pear, Engelmann's pricklypear, Chenille pricklypear, Texas pricklypear, Cactus-apple, Cow's tongue cactus, Cow tongue prickly pear, Desert prickly pear, Discus prickly pear, Engelmann's prickly pear, Texas prickly pear, Nopal, Abrojo, Joconostle, Vela de coyote and Hairy Roger Cactus
How to care for Cow Tongue Prickly Pear
Cow Tongue 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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Cow Tongue 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.
Cow Tongue 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 Cow Tongue Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I found this cactus pad in the middle of a parking lot about a year ago and it’s now an established part of the plant fam!
They need loads of light and prefer to stay dry for a while but are super easy to propagate and are great for creating the feeling of a desert oasis in our swampy environment!