Prickly pear grow and care – cactus of the genus Opuntia also known as Cactus pear or Barbary fig, Prickly pear perennial thorny plant also used as ornamental plant can grow in desert, subtropical, tropic, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+.
Stem color green with oval shape when mature become brown and change their shape more oval as stem, the stem called cladode some refers them as leaves.
Flower color orange, yellow or pink flower.
Prickly pear fruits
Fruit color can be: orange, yellow, red, purple or green, the peel covers with spines
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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: Spine Spring / Summer / Autumn Recommended planting season? Snails, slugs Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All years How to prune: More for design the ease to pick the fruits Size of the plant? 2-6 m, 6-18 feet 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 Orange, yellow or pink flower, in the shape of the fruit Pollination is done by: Bees, butterfly, humming bird Edible fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer Fruits pests or diseases: Snails, slugs, birds What can be done with big quantities of Prickly pear 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 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 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