Prickly pear cultivation

How to grow prickly pear plant

Characteristics of Opuntia ficus-indica

prickly pear plant


Beginning of Spring.


Water in Summer when the soil is completely dry. During the rest of the year only to prevent leaves from withering, This plant must be dry before the beginning of winter frosts.

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For dry gardens. To build fences and as edible plant (young “leaves” and fruits) Also as a medicinal plant (anti-inflammatory) To feed cattle. Quite resistant to cold weather.


Very lighted places, better with reflected light.


Propagate from cuttings. Fertilize once a year in Spring.


Very absorptive soil, with a mixture of sand, lime and disintegrated bones.

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This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 January, 2020

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