Nopal grow and care – cactus of the genus Opuntia also known as Prickly Pear cactus, Nopal perennial plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.
Mostly refer to the Prickly pear without a lot of spines and more tender branch mostly the fruit are the part that eat in those spices.
Stem is edible and called cladode some refers them as leaves, harvesting all year when the cladode young.
Flower color orange yellow or pink, fruit are also edible but mostly not use for eat, fruit color mostly red.
Nopal for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Nopal growing and care:
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What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Yes Difficulties or problems when growing: Spines Spring / Summer / Autumn Recommended planting season? Slug, snail Pests and diseases: Pruning season: Autumn / Winter How to prune: old stems that don’t bring new stems Size of the plant? 2-4 m, 6-12 feet Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing Small amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, but not recommend to let it grow too much Blooming information Spring Bloom season: General information about the flower Orange yellow or pink flowers Thinning the bloom: Mostly there is no use for the fruit, in the shape of the fruit Pollination is done by: Bees Edible Fruit Fruit harvest season: Summer Fruits pests or diseases: Slug, snail What can be done with big quantities of Nopal fruits? Eat raw, juice, jams Work requirements on the fruit: Pick the fruit is hard (the spines can be loose when try to pick them) recommend to pick the fruits with sunglass 2-5 years How long does it take to bear fruit? Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Slow growing plants
Cactus, Perennial plant
Drought tolerant plants, Edible plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13
Ornamental flower, Ornamental fruit, Ornamental plant
Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest, Winter harvest
Edible Fruit, Edible Stem / Wood
Eaten raw, Fruit, Ice pop & Ice cream plants, Jams, Juice