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These beautiful prickly pear’s grow wild at the plant stand. We love their unique characteristics and our resident gopher tortoises love them too!

•Size at Maturity: Varies depending on species and cultivar, but typically grows as low-growing shrubs or spreading ground covers.

•Bloom Season: Blooms in spring to early summer, producing large, showy yellow, orange, or red flowers.

•Native Status to Florida: Some species of Opuntia are native to Florida, while others are introduced.

•pH Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soil pH levels, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.5).

•Sun Exposure: Requires full sun for optimal growth.

•Salt Tolerance: Moderate to high salt tolerance; commonly found in coastal areas.

•Moisture Requirements: Extremely drought-tolerant; prefers well-drained soil.

•Wildlife Benefits: Provides habitat and food for various wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. Flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

•Edible Uses: Prickly Pear Cactus produces edible fruits (tunas) and pads (nopales), which are used in culinary dishes in some cultures.

•Considerations (if any): Prickly Pear Cactus has sharp spines that can cause irritation if touched; handle with care.

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Xeriscapes, desert gardens, or as a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant ornamental plant.

•Toxicity to Pets: Spines and glochids (small, barbed hairs) can cause irritation if ingested or come into contact with pets.

Prickly Pear - Opuntia spp.

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