Also known as
Bakersfield Beavertail Cactus, Bakersfield Beavertail Cactus, Heil's beavertail pricklypear, Trelease's beavertail pricklypear, Beavertail cactus, Beavertail pricklypear, dwarf prickly pear 'amethyst wave' and Opuntia basilaris.
How to care for Opuntia Basilaris
Opuntia Basilaris 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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Opuntia Basilaris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Opuntia Basilaris 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 Opuntia Basilaris after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.