Plant Care Spineless Prickly Pear

Spineless Prickly Pear

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About Spineless Prickly Pear

Spineless Prickly Pear is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Spineless Prickly Pear likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Opuntia ellisiana

How to care for Spineless Prickly Pear


How often to water your Spineless Prickly Pear

Water needs for Spineless Prickly Pear
0.5 cups
every 12

Spineless Prickly Pear needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Spineless Prickly Pear

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Spineless Prickly Pear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spineless Prickly Pear: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Spineless 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.

Spineless Prickly Pear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Spineless Prickly Pear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Spineless Prickly Pear: repot after 2X growth

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 Spineless Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Spineless Prickly Pear

Spineless Prickly Pear

Spineless Prickly Pear

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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globe Joplin, Missouri

These things keep giving me new babies every time I turn around, I went from one bunch to 10 within a few months. Easy to care for.

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