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Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus


  • Cactus - in the Cactaceae family
  • Examples: Opuntia, Verigated, Snow White, Cylindropuntia Imbricata

Climate - Native to arid regions of the US, Mexico, and South America

Soil - Well-draining , sandy soil. Can use cacti/succulent blend. Repot only when rootbound

Humidity - Prefers dry environment. 

Temperature - Prefers warm environment

Fertilizer - Fertilize once monthly at most in spring and summer with a cactus fertilizer mixed at ½ strength


This plant only needs to be thoroughly watered once a month in spring and summer, every two months the rest of they year.


Normal, be sure to check soil moisture before watering