@angeljen my went in the ground July of 2018. So last year was their first full year in the ground. So far they have not spread. But I think this year might tells more what they will do. I think they might spread. Just because I got these from a friend at work. Think she was trying to thin them out. But we will see.
@lesliecole49 it will spread once it gets more mature, in cold climates they will die back for a few years until their trunk is strong enough to live thru the winter. When larger they will spread, but cold climate will limit propogation viability
@lesliecole49 and @angeljen how big depends on which kind you have. I seen one that only gets 12 inches. I’m not sure which one I have since it was given to me. I have seen another house near me with a big group of them. Could be from spreading. they are not more then 12 or so inches and the look like mine does every winter. I know they have had theirs at least 5 years, because they had them when I moved to this area.
@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 ❤
@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.
@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.
@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.
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
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.
@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 .
@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.