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Prickly pear

Opuntia engelmannii

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prickly pear Overview

A bushy perennial cacti with obovate to oblong, grey green segments. Yellow flowers are bowl-shaped appearing in summer followed by edible, purple fruits called 'prickly pears'.

Common problems with Prickly pear

How to propagate Prickly pear

Seed

You can propagate from seed.