Prickly Pear Cactus Picture

Large 3-4 inch wide lemon yellow flowers from May through August are very showy, this plant has no true leaves but consists of large flat oval pads which bear both fierce 1 inch sharp spines as well as small clusters of equally fierce short hair-like barbed spines, in late summer the barrel-shaped fruits turn reddish-purple & edible (if you know how to get around the spines!), well-drained soil is a must, salt tolerant. Please note: for best shipping results, our Prickly Pear Cactus is shipped bare root.

Dry To Average
Full Sun
up to 1.5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-10b

Native Range: MA to se. MN & MT, south to FL & e. TX. Rare in CT, NY, PA & MA

Germination - Easy: Soak 1 week, then plant. Germination may be slow.

Prickly Pear Cactus 3.5 inch pot $14.75
Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Packet $5.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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Prickly Pear Cactus Drawing