About Brownspine pricklypear
Brownspine pricklypear is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Brownspine pricklypear likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Brownspine pricklypear belongs to the opuntia genus, and is native to the Southwest United States and Northeast Mexico.
⚠️ Brownspine pricklypear is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.
Also known as
Tulip prickly pear and Desert prickly pear
How to care for Brownspine pricklypear
Brownspine 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.
Brownspine pricklypear love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Brownspine pricklypear 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 Brownspine pricklypear after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.