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Barbary Fig in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Opuntia ficus-indica

 

Barbary Fig

Opuntia ficus-indica is a large plant, up to 4.5m tall and 3m wide. Flowers are yellow to orange. Fruits ripen from yellow to red and are 5-7cm long. Care must be taken when removing glochids from the fruit. Opuntia species are the most cold-tolerant of the lowland cacti. Requires porous cactus soil and adequate airflow. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost; hardy to 32F.

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plant Features
  • Barbary Fig likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Barbary Fig likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Barbary Fig is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Barbary Fig likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Barbary Fig

Latin name

Opuntia ficus-indica

type

Flowering plant

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Barbary Fig likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Barbary Fig is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Barbary Fig likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Barbary Fig likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Barbary Fig is 3.00meters x 4.50meters 3.00 M 4.50 M

Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia ficus-indica is a large plant, up to 4.5m tall and 3m wide. Flowers are yellow to orange. Fruits ripen from yellow to red and are 5-7cm long. Care must be taken when removing glochids from the fruit. Opuntia species are the most cold-tolerant of the lowland cacti. Requires porous cactus soil and adequate airflow. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost; hardy to 32F.


Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Angel Wings cactus can be propagated from seeds or from pads. Growing Angel Wings from pad is comparatively easy than seeds. To facilitate the rooting it is preferable to wait until the cuts are perfectly healed (about 1 – 2 week) before planting. Tuck them an inch deep on the ground or in containers. The rooting take place in a short time, usually in a month. Save the rooting pad from afternoon sun and water it when top one inch of soil seems dry.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Growing Angel Wings cactus on a sunny location allows the plant to thrive and fruit. Angel Wings cactus is a tropical plant so it loves warm exposure. However, it can withstand temperatures down to 0C but in areas with harsh winters it is good to plant it on a sheltered spot, near a wall or tall tree to protect it from cold drafts and fluctuation in temperature. If you’re living in a cooler climate, growing Angel Wings cactus in a container is the better option for you as it can only be grown on the ground where winter temperature remains above freezing.

 
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