Opuntia cochenillifera grow and care – cactus of the genus Opuntia also known as Cochineal Cactus, Opuntia cochenillifera perennial plant used as ornamental plant can grow in desert, subtropical, tropic, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+. Opuntia cochenillifera stems
Stem called cladode some refers them as leaves, stems color green or green with yellow.
Flower color pink to red, the fruit color red in oval shape, the peel covers with white hair dots, fruits maybe edible but there is no indication.
Opuntia cochenillifera for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy VIDEO How to grow Opuntia cochenillifera 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: The white hair can cause skin problems Spring / Summer / Autumn Recommended planting season? Snails, slugs Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All years How to prune: For design Size of the plant: 80cm-350cm, 32-140 inches Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing Small amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring Bloom season: General information about the flower Pink to red flower, in the shape of the fruit Pollination is done by: Bees, butterfly, humming bird Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Spring flowers Summer flowers Flower colors Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Tropics Climate Ornamental parts Ornamental flower Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Plant life-form Plant Uses Drought tolerant 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 Hardiness zone 9