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Opuntia rubescens (Prickly pear cactus/ Roadkill cacti)

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Opuntias come in a huge variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Opuntia rubenscens has the amusing nickname ‘Road kill cacti’ due to its flattened appearance. Can grow very tall indoors. It has a mid-green and bumpy textured surface, which is virtually spineless!

RATING- Super Easy

LOVES- As with all desert cacti this plant will need a bright and sunny spot where possible, especially throughout winter. The main requirement is fresh air circulation.

HATES- Shade, the plant will grow towards the light if it is too dark. Do not mist as these plants don’t need humidity. Overwatering is a big killer of cacti- water sparingly throughout spring-autumn and reduce in winter.

Pot diameter 17cm

Approx height 65cm

Toxicity rating- Flesh and fruit not poisonous to pets, however the glochids (spines) are extremely irritating to both human and animal skin

    Opuntia rubescens (Prickly pear cactus/ Roadkill cacti)
    Opuntia rubescens (Prickly pear cactus/ Roadkill cacti)
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