Plant Care Snow Prickly Pear
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Snow Prickly Pear

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Snow Prickly Pear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Snow Prickly Pear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Old Man Opuntia

Taxonomy

Opuntia erinacea ursine
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Snow Prickly Pear

Water

How often to water your Snow Prickly Pear

Water needs for Snow Prickly Pear
0.5 cups
every 12

Snow 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 Snow Prickly Pear

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Snow Prickly Pear in your home

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

Snow 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.

Snow Prickly Pear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Snow Prickly Pear in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Snow Prickly Pear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Snow 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 Snow Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Snow Prickly Pear

Snow Prickly Pear

Snow Prickly Pear


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Snow Prickly Pear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Snow Prickly Pear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Abbymackenzie avatar
@Abbymackenzie
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 312 XP
globe Acworth, Georgia
05/17/2021

i completely forgot about this plant for at least 6 months and it’s still living, it’s also super unique with the fuzziness

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