Prickly Pear Cactus Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus Prickly Pear Cactus

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Prickly Pear Cactus

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A cactus that has flat, paddle like stems and blooms fruit in spring summer time.
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Prickly Pear Cactus

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Medium size plant:

• Nursery Pot Ø: 17cm
• Fits our
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• Recommended decorative pot Ø: 19-22cm
• Approx plant height: 40cm

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Size
Height (cm)
Internal Diameter (cm)
Fits Nursery Pot Size (cm)
XS
12
11
7-10.5
Small
14
13
12-13
Medium
19
18
14-17
Large
23
22
19-21
XL
29
28
24-27

Details

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This colourful Prickly Pear Cactus has flat, round paddles that continue to grow up and out every year. They can reach a whopping 2 meters high and are textured with bumps and spikes. In the spring and summer months, this cacti blossoms colourful flowers that then turn into fruit! It's a hard to kill character that loves to bask in the sunshine.

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Bring the outside in

Place larger plants by windows and smaller plants on tabletops to gradually draw the eye from the outside in.

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How to care

How to care

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Cactus Care Guide

Light Requirements

Bright, indirect to direct sunlight

Cacti will thrive in bright indirect light or direct full sun. They’re perfect for South and South-West facing window sills that receive sunlight too strong for most houseplants.

Watering Schedule

Weekly watering

Water once every 2 - 3 weeks, allowing its soil to completely dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot. During winter water once a month.

Humidity

Lower humidity

Cacti do not have any particular humidity requirements - but are not suited to very humid environments like bathrooms or terrariums.

Sad Plant Signs

Wrinkled stem or leaves, yellowing, mushy leaves

Wrinkled stem or leaves: under-watered. Dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly.

Yellow, mushy leaves: over-watered, possible root rot. Stop watering until the soil has dried out. Check if the roots have died.

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Plant Bio

Optunia Vulgaris; Prickly Pear; Paddle Cactus; Nopal Cactus

This Prickly Pear Cactus is 1 of 90 Optunia species that can found across the depths of America. Part of the Cactaceae family, it's natural habitat is on rocky hillsides, amongst boulders, and in areas where the soil is sandy or gravelly. Fun fact: The Prickly Pear Cactus was selected by the Texas Legislature in 1995 to be the State Plant of Texas.

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Plant attributes

+ Pet-Friendly

Pet-Friendly

Some indoor plants are poisonous to pets if ingested and this plant is pet safe and oh so fur friendly. Chew away!

Characteristics Non-toxic to pets & children

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