Plant Care Blind Prickly Pear

Blind Prickly Pear

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About Blind Prickly Pear

Blind 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 bloom with only 40 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Blind 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.

Taxonomy

Opuntia rufida
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Blind Prickly Pear

💦 Water

How often to water your Blind Prickly Pear

Water needs for Blind Prickly Pear
0.5 cups
every 12

Blind 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 Blind Prickly Pear

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Blind Prickly Pear in your home

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

Blind 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.

Blind Prickly Pear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Blind Prickly Pear

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Blind Prickly Pear thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Blind Prickly Pear Water Frequency →

Blind Prickly Pear Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Blind Prickly Pear requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Blind Prickly Pear Light Requirements →

Blind Prickly Pear Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Blind Prickly Pear Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Blind Prickly Pear prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Blind Prickly Pear is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Blind Prickly Pear →

When and How to Successfully Repot Blind Prickly Pear →


💩 Fertilizer

Blind Prickly Pear grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Blind Prickly Pear to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Blind Prickly Pear is native to the Americas.


🌸 Flowers

Blind Prickly Pear produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Blind Prickly Pear Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Blind Prickly Pear grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Blind Prickly Pear →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Blind Prickly Pear

Blind Prickly Pear

Blind 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

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