Drooping Prickly Pear
4.5 out of 5 (28 experiences)
Also known as
Drooping Tree Pear, Cochineal Prickly Pear and Barbary Fig
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 anothe…
god knows how long I have had this, hardly ever remember to water it but last summer it did start to bloom a little, which was genuinely lovely to see but sadly didn’t get to see the whole bloom befo…
Love my variegated drooping prickly pear! The look is striking. It doesn’t need a lot of water and can take bright strong direct Texas sun, which brings lots of growth during spring and summer. It’s …
This little guy is fun to own. If you water it a lot, it will grow fast and you can easily take a piece off. I've never had one die on me (the propagated piece or the original). I've owned this one f…
They’re swag and you can forget about them and they won’t perish.
Super great cactus needs Lil water grows pretty fast
He’s a good little man and I honestly love him.
i loveeeee my drooping prickly pear
Very easy to look after
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.