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Opuntia megacantha 'Nopal Blanco'

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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honestgreensco

Snuck a leaf 🍃 in from Mexico 2 years ago..now this cactus is doing really well! The airport almost didn't want me to bring in the little guy :( can't wait to try one of its leaves 😜

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honestgreensco

#cactus #cacti #mexicanplants #nopales #gravel #pricklypearcactus #dontgetpoked #losangeles #california #edible #edibleplants #yum #yummy

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Doomsdoor

While it is illegal to even bring prickly pear without a permit across borders(I think). It is probably already in the lower states

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honestgreensco

@Doomsdoor o definitely illegal! This species in endemic to Mexico and invasive here. The border agent was nice to let me bring it I thought for sure he would not allow it but I figure you gotta try lol You are right it is already in Nevada California and Texas but it's not very common I believe

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Doomsdoor

It's not very invasive thanks to cactus bugs

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honestgreensco

@Doomsdoor good ol' nature the regulator

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Doomsdoor

Look up prickly pears and Australia. Millions of square miles of land rendered inhospitable thanks to 20 foot tall cactus forest. Because no regulating disease or pests

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honestgreensco

@Doomsdoor that's crazy! I feel like Australia must have one of the best border agents for plants because of its suceptibility to invasions. I'm Mexican and we eat prickly pear! I wonder if Australians know you can eat it

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