Opuntia Bergeriana. Red Flower Prickly Pear Cactus.
The Opuntia Bergeriana is a dense shrubby tree-like variety of cactus. The pads are oblong and paddle shaped, olive green but fading in colour as they mature. Needle-like spines are clustered into groups of 2-8 being between 2-4cm long and bright white when young ageing to grey-brown. Long lasting orange-red flowers appear in April/May followed by egg shaped edible fruit
Very easy to keep, great for growing in pots, needing minimal maintenance. Very attractive and durable.
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OPUNTIA BERGERIANA. Red Flower Prickly Pear.
Latin Name: Opuntia Bergeriana. Opuntia Elatior. Opuntia Megalantha. Opuntia Nigricans. Cactus Tuna var. Elatior
Common Name: Red Flower Prickly Pear.
Origin: North and South America.
Hardiness: -4 degrees or lower if kept dry.
Growth Characteristics: Very easy to grow. Tree-like shrubby cactus. Olive-green, flat paddle shaped pads. Spines clustered in groups of 2-8. Long lasting orange-red flowers followed by edible fruit. Require little maintenance.
Sun: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water during growing season. Keep dry in winter.
Feeding: Feed during summer with a balanced liquid cactus fertilizer.
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