Drooping Prickly Pear
4.5 out of 5 (28 experiences)
Also known as
Drooping Tree Pear, Cochineal Prickly Pear and Barbary Fig
How to care for Drooping Prickly Pear
Drooping 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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Drooping 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.
Drooping 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 Drooping Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
These little buggers propagated themselves after their original pot got knocked over and broken, and the “mother plant” was shredded. I scooped all the soil into another pot and shelved it for another project. When I went to use it again...surprise...new cactus bebes were there! Easy to maintain...loves to be left alone.