Prickly Pear Cactus
5.0 out of 5 (7 experiences)
Also known as
devil's-tongue, Eastern prickly pear and Indian fig
What other plant parents say
I just rescued this prickly pair. He rooted fast and is thriving. He will produce offshoots soon and is very interesting to look at.
I love my prickly pear. She is a rescue cactus and had no roots. I’v had her 1 month had she has 3 new growths. She’s beautiful.
When full grown the fruits and the fans are edible. However, you have to be very diligent in removing the spines.
So epic! It can handle being neglected, but rewards you with lots of growth when you give it some love 🥰
I really love the look of cacti pads. 🌵
Super slow grower, but easy!
It is a slow grower.
How to care for Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Prickly Pear Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Prickly Pear Cactus 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 Prickly Pear Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.