Opuntia Vulgaris. Prickly Pear Cactus.
The Opuntia Vulgaris is a dense shrubby tree-like variety of cactus. The flat branching pads are broad and paddle shaped, blue green in colour. Small areoles are widely spaced across the pads with 1-2 yellowish straight spines. Relatively long lasting yellow flowers appear in Summer followed by red-purple egg shaped edible fruit.
Very easy to keep, great for growing in pots, needing minimal maintenance. Very attractive and durable.
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Latin Name: Opuntia Vulgaris
Common Name: Sour Prickly Pear. Paddle Cactus. Nopal Cactus
Hardiness: Hardy down to -3 degrees or lower if kept dry.
Growth Characteristics: Very easy to grow. Tree-like shrubby cactus. Blue-green, flat paddle shaped pads. 1-2 spines come from each areole which are widely spaced across the pads. Long lasting yellow flowers followed by red-purple 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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