Black-Spined Prickly Pear
5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)
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 31 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 located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 4th, 2023
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
February 5th, 2023
Atlanta is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to increase by 32.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.5 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
February 2nd, 2023
This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of daylig…
Black-Spined Prickly Pear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.
Black-Spined Prickly Pear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
February 5th, 2023
The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…