For all beginner gardeners, this is the perfect plant to kick start your passion for floriculture. Opuntioideae Cactus Plant belongs to the sub-family of cactus, Cactaceae.
With over 300 species, the plant is characterized by barbed hairs (called glochids) and with stone-like aril seeds.
It bears terete, conic leaves, and you’ll see it only on young growth and flowers.
The small, deciduous plants contain 5 genera that are divided into a total of 5 tribes. Also known by the name ‘The Prickly Pear’, this cacti subfamily has the vastest geographic range, spreading from central Canada to Patagonia in South America.
These plants bear flowers that are yellow-green in color and grow about 4 cm in length. Opuntioideae Cactus grows in clusters and ideally reaches a maximum height of 15 cm tall. It is easy maintenance too!
|Prickly Pear, Nopales, Tuna|
|Utmost Height||Up to 1.58 inches|
|Blossom Time||Blooms in Spring and Summer|
|Difficulty Level||Effortless to grow|
|Sunlight||Full sunlight; Protect from strong heat|
|Watering||Average; Do not overwater|
|Soil||Well-drained mineral soil.|
|Temperature||41 degrees F|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer|