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Prickly Pear Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Opuntia sabulata

 

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia subulata forms a tree-like, branching specimen with time. They are fast-growing, take little care, and are very hardy. These beautiful cacti are famous for their distinct character and are standouts as specimens. Opuntia grow best where they receive at least 4 hours of sunlight daily, but they will grow fairly well in bright indirect light inside (such as that reflected from white or light walls.

 
plant Features
  • Prickly Pear Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Prickly Pear Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Prickly Pear Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Prickly Pear Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Prickly Pear Cactus

Latin name

Opuntia sabulata

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Prickly Pear Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Prickly Pear Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Prickly Pear Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Prickly Pear Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Prickly Pear Cactus is 1.00meters x 2.00meters 1.00 M 2.00 M

Opuntia sabulata

Opuntia subulata forms a tree-like, branching specimen with time. They are fast-growing, take little care, and are very hardy. These beautiful cacti are famous for their distinct character and are standouts as specimens. Opuntia grow best where they receive at least 4 hours of sunlight daily, but they will grow fairly well in bright indirect light inside (such as that reflected from white or light walls.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Most Opuntias will grow well in a general-purpose cactus mix.

 
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