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 stunning silvery 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. 


These are amazing quality Cacti from Specialist growers. Photos 1-3 show some the of the actual Cactus Plants in stock now. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.

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SKU: OpVulgaris-12/mp
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  • Latin Name: Opuntia Vulgaris

    Common Name: Sour Prickly Pear. Paddle Cactus. Nopal Cactus

    Origin: Mexico.

    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.

    Exposure: Exposed/sheltered.

    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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    All palms and plants have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.