Opuntia cochenillifera variegata, Variegated Prickly Pear Cactus

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SKU: WG799
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Container Size
3" (2.6x2.6")
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Details

Height:
2-120in
Height on Delivery:
2-4in
Spread:
2-8in
Zone:
9-11
Growth Habit:
upright
Flower:
red
Foliage:
yellowish-green on green, mottled
Light:
partial sun - sun
Bloom Time:
April - August
Care:

This cactus likes gritty but nutrient-rich potting soil that drains well. While it can tolerate very dry conditions, that is not to say it does not like water. Water it regularly and throughly, allowing its soil to dry out between waterings  This is not a plant that wants frequent feedings. Instead, fertilize this cactus only once or twice per year. And if it begins to look a little weary, increase its time in brighter light.

Description:

This rare Prickly Pear Cactus will grab your heart but not your shirtsleeve: Rather than spines, it has only small nubs to decorate its flat and fleshy pads. Pads have yellow-green mottling on a darker green background. Growing quite large in select Zones outdoors, it also does well as a an upright houseplant. Native to Mexico, it does best in full sun for around six hours each day, with some filtered sun. It has red blooms in spring and summer, but it is this plant’s basic form (the form of a real desert cactus) that makes it interesting. Its easy-going nature also adds to its appeal. 

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
 

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