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.
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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:
Blooming Seasons Edible Parts Edible Fruit Edible Stem / Wood Culinary uses Eaten raw Fruit Ice pop & Ice cream plants Jams Juice Flower colors Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest Ornamental parts Ornamental flower Ornamental fruit Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Average growing plants Slow growing plants Plant life-form Plant Uses Drought tolerant plants Edible plants Ornamental plants Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Plants sun exposure Watering plants Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13