Prickly pear cactus Opuntia 'Rubescens'

Opuntia

Prickly pear cactus Opuntia 'Rubescens'

Opuntia
The cactus that does not sting
All the advantages of the beautiful cactus, without the troublesome spines! This fig cactus 'rubescens' (Opuntia consolea) has it all. After a number of years, the fig cactus may even flower, Producing red-orange flowers appearing atop the plant.
The fig cactus thrives in bright spaces, but not in full sun. Because a cactus needs little water, you can keep it happy with just a small amount of water. Once a month is enough!
All in all, a fine plant for everyone!
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Sustainably packed with recycled packaging material
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Delivered within 7 business days
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How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Specifications+
Latin name: Opuntia
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Green,Yellow
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 20 - 40 cm
Planting+

What do I need?

  • Decorative pot

The Opuntia cactus is delivered in a standard nursery pot. Put the plant with the nursery pot in a nice decorative pot and water it immediately. Put the cactus in a warm, sunny place.

Care+

What do I need?

  • Watering can

Water the Opuntia moderately. The plant can withstand drought quite well. Allow the root ball to dry out between waterings. In winter, watering once will do. Put the Pilocereus in a bright spot in your home. It loves direct sunlight.

Extra+

Prickly Pear is a very sturdy cactus from South America. Opuntia can even be grown outdoors in sheltered spots. You've probably seen these striking cacti when on holiday around the Mediterranean. This cactus can handle a few degrees of frost, but the ground should definitely be almost if not completely dry. Prickly Pear makes a great container plant! The fig cactus or sometimes known as the prickly pear is also very special as a cultivar! The plant forms flat discs which develop flowers along the edges, followed by fruit. The fruit vaguely resembles figs/pears and is definitely edible. Be careful when watering and potting up. Opuntia spines are easily caught on your skin and can be pretty troublesome to remove.

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