Plant Care Arborescent Pricklypear

Arborescent Pricklypear

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Arborescent Pricklypear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Aaron's beard cactus and Semaphore cactus


Opuntia leucotricha

How to care for Arborescent Pricklypear


How often to water your Arborescent Pricklypear

Water needs for Arborescent Pricklypear
0.5 cups
every 12

Arborescent Pricklypear 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 Arborescent Pricklypear

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Arborescent Pricklypear in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arborescent Pricklypear: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Arborescent Pricklypear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Arborescent Pricklypear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Arborescent Pricklypear in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Arborescent Pricklypear

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Arborescent Pricklypear: 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 Arborescent Pricklypear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Arborescent Pricklypear

Arborescent Pricklypear

Arborescent Pricklypear

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

Arborescent Pricklypear has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Arborescent Pricklypear has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Very easy to look after. I’ve had mine for 3 and a half years and I barely have to water it . It has grown a significant amount since I first got it. It is one of my favourite plants.

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