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Opuntia Cochenillifera Pads (Prickly Pear / Nopales) - 3 Pack

Opuntia Cochenillifera Pads (Prickly Pear / Nopales) - 3 Pack

Regular price $25.00 USD
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Opuntia Cochenillifera pads are highly suitable for propagation, requiring minimal effort to root. These pads vary in size, typically measuring around 8-12 inches, providing an excellent starting point for growing your own cactus garden.
Renowned for its striking red flowers, this cactus adds a vibrant touch to any landscape. Additionally, the pads of Opuntia Cochenillifera, known as Nopales, are harvested, cooked, and enjoyed as a delicious and nutritious food source.
As this cactus matures, it can reach an impressive height of 12-20 feet, creating an impressive focal point in gardens or larger outdoor spaces. Its tall stature and unique characteristics make it a captivating addition to any cacti collection or landscape design.

LIGHT: It likes medium to full sun

WATER: Water when dry. Once established this plant can handle being outside during the rainy season.


This cactus will ship bare root and will be ready to place directly in a well draining soil mix like our Custom Cactus Mix.

Photos in the listings unless otherwise specified are representative of the plant that will be sent to you.
However, Plants grow differently and each plant may vary slightly in shape, size, growth pattern, etc.
Of course, if you receive a plant that you are dissatisfied with please reach out to us. We want to make it right!

If temperatures near you are below 45℉ we highly recommend adding a Heat Pack to your order.
If temperatures where you live will be much lower than 20℉ even heat packs may not work. You may consider waiting until things warm up a bit. We know you love your plants just like we do and we wouldn't want any of them to freeze.

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