Black-Spined Prickly Pear
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About Black-Spined Prickly Pear
Black-Spined Prickly Pear is a relatively 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.
Plant parents describe this plant as easy to propagate and being a survivor with only 29 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Black-Spined Prickly Pear likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Longspine pricklypear, Long-spined purplish prickly pear, Purple pricklypear, Purple Prickly Pear and opuntia violacea
How to care for Black-Spined Prickly Pear
Black-Spined 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.
Black-Spined 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.
Black-Spined 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 Black-Spined Prickly Pear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.