Blind Prickly Pear
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About Blind Prickly Pear
Blind Prickly Pear is a super 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 9 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.
How to care for Blind Prickly Pear
How often to water your Blind Prickly Pear
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 located in Westerville, Ohio.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Blind Prickly Pear in your home
Blind 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 Westerville, Ohio ⛅.
Blind Prickly Pear does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Blind Prickly Pear
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.
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 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 🏡.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
Blind Prickly Pear is native to the Americas.
Blind Prickly Pear produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
Blind Prickly Pear grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
Care Summary for Blind Prickly Pear
Blind Prickly Pear
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Westerville, Ohio, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.