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ambitiouswolf

2016 is the first year I have been able to do any gardening. I live in southwestern Ohio, USA. I love roses, orchids, toad lilies...everything 😁

Opuntia

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ambitiouswolf

Updating pic.

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ambitiouswolf

Updating my prickly pear that is outside all year in Ohio. First spring for them. Looks like there might be some new growth on a couple of them.

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ambitiouswolf

@hannahchristine The cactus has recovered on its own. I haven’t touched them. Other then pulling the weeds out

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moore.794

Opuntia humifusa is native to Ohio. Will look soft & wrinkly over winter recovers soon in spring. Hint use needle nose plyers to hold or fold newspaper to make long piece and wrap around to hold

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ambitiouswolf

@hannahchristine @moore.794 they become wrinkled because they release their water during the winter so it doesn’t freeze. Now with all this rain and the sun they are holding their water again.

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ambitiouswolf

They are starting to stand back up

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hannahchristine

@ambitiouswolf what happen to it looks wrinkled never seen prickly pear cactus like this before 😊 did it freeze or something id give it some plant food or throw cinnamon on it looks like its rotting at bottom unless thats just the way it looks i hope it grows and gets big for u ❤

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ambitiouswolf

@hannahchristine this is would it looks like outside during the winter 🥶. We will see what it does this spring. My first year for it. I pass a house in my area that has a lot of them. And they look the same right now.

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gjones

They should be fine. They grow wild here and always look somewhat dehydrated and weathered in the early spring.

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ambitiouswolf

The prickly pear cactus. Doesn’t look great. We will see what it does.

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ambitiouswolf

One of the bigger pieces I planted is starting new growth. 😁

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gjones

That one is definitely growing! Is it new growth or a flower?

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ambitiouswolf

@gjones it is new growth

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mojosmomma

👍I still have nothing growing off of mine. I found one piece out of the ground,I think the squirrel thought it was a snack !!

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ambitiouswolf

Hoping the bigger ones will get some new growth. Two of the smaller ones are doing great.

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sushiwaitress

Are these frost-hardy with our northeastern winters?? I want some but didn't think they'd survive in NJ.

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ambitiouswolf

@sushiwaitress. They were given to me by someone that had them outside in the ground here in Ohio. So I’m trying them outside in the ground. A gtager on here from Connecticut had a neighbor plant theirs in the ground.

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gjones

If they happen to be opuntia polyacantha, they'll survive to -40F. They don't look exactly like our plains prickly pear cactus but very similar. Ours appear to have more and longer spines.

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sushiwaitress

@ambitiouswolf @KelsiBriana oh yay!! More excuses to buy plants!!

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mojosmomma

I am jealous mine don't have any new growth as if yet!

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ambitiouswolf

We have new growth!

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whitesusan

How exciting ! --- so good when propagating is successful !!🤗

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terrimclaughlin

Very good👍🏻🤗😊💕

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mojosmomma

Cool @ambitiouswolf it worked !!!!!!

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gjones

Did you just cut it off the main plant and plant it in well drained soil?

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ambitiouswolf

@gjones a person from work gave them to me. I cut off the best parts. Which if you scroll back on the pics you will see them cut. The Person that give them to me said they can stay out side all winter. So a couple days after cutting them by the suggestion of folks here on gtag I planted them straight into the ground in a very sunny spot.

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gjones

We have native cacti that grow on the north hills of the Qu'Appelle Valley. I may just have to take a little drive and give this a try.😊

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jasabe

Hello! Handle it carefully as it is very prickly. I had an opuntia that l grew it from a cutting as you did. I had it for many years but l decided to get rid of it because every time l touched it, l got hurt by its tiny thorns. It was really painfull

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ambitiouswolf

Most people think it is better to just plant them in the ground, so I did. We will see what happens.

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ambitiouswolf

@mojosmomma

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mojosmomma

Great..keep us updated on how they take

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ambitiouswolf

Someone at work gave me some prickly pear cactus. She said they can stay outside all year. I cut off what looked good. I’m going to see if I can get them to take root inside first. If they do I plan to try it planted in the ground next spring.

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Cazx

Wow 😳 love this!! 🌵

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moore.794

may root faster in sunshine

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Soph1e

This is a really good link about rooting opuntia pads @https://www.succulentsandsunshine.com/root-cactus-pads/ I followed the instructions when I rooted mine and they worked really well.

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mojosmomma

@ambitiouswolf I got a piece of this too and I tried it indoors and is turning brown on the top,I spoke to a lady who runs a farm and she said to just throw it in garden and it will take or you can just stick it in the dirt. My neighbor stuck hers in garden and it looks great..compared to mine .

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ambitiouswolf

@mojosmomma what zone are you in?

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mojosmomma

@ambitiouswolf not really sure what zone, I am in Connecticut.

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ambitiouswolf

@mojosmomma Looks like you run between 5-7 depending where in the state you are. I’m 5-6. So very similar. I was worried about just putting them in the ground when they don’t have any roots. I thought they might get to rot if it rains before they take root.

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mojosmomma

@ambitiouswolf a friend of mine just stuck hers right in the ground a couple days after harvesting them from momma plant. Hers are doing great and we have had a tremendous amount of rain this month.

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