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Opuntia cochenillifera (Prickly pear)

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This potted cactus is from the Opuntia genus and is commonly referred to as a prickly pear. This variety has two potted stem sections or ‘paddles’ which will grow and form extra leaves if kept in the right conditions. The stems are a dark matte green with creamy coloured areoles. The botanical name for the variety comes from when this cactus was used as a host plant for cochineal beetles, these beetles were bred to produce red dye.

Rating- Super Easy

LOVES- Bright locations, well draining soil.

HATES- Overwatering!

Pot diameter 12cm

Toxicity rating- Non toxic to pets & humans but spines may cause irritation.

    Opuntia cochenillifera (Prickly pear)
    Opuntia cochenillifera (Prickly pear)
    Opuntia cochenillifera (Prickly pear)
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