Finally... A new pad on my Prickly Pear

argentcorvid(5)August 26, 2007

Here's a Opuntia a bought in the produce section of my local grocery store this past January, out of boredom. In case anyone else wants to try it, I watered it about once a week, and only began to see growth (other than swelling from absorbing water) toward the end of April. It hasn't quite filled out yet, but is still growing.

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ms_minnamouse(7a)

Do you know what species it is? I found some naturally occuring eastern prickly pear that I transplanted and I'm growing.

There was a really big cluster of them growing between two rocks at the end of our community drive way but my neighbor, who owns that area, dug them up and got rid of them and planted some daffodils. I like the cacti better...

Anyways, I took a piece long before this but I wish I knew what she was going to do b/c I'd have a nice patch right now.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2007 at 2:55AM
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cactus_dude(Tucson)

I believe it's Opuntia ficus-indica, commonly sold in markets as "nopales" or "nopalitos". They're delicious cut up in scrambled eggs.

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    Bookmark   January 31, 2008 at 3:33PM
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radovan

does prickly pear cactus flower? i have it for several years and it never flowered or showed any signs of it.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 9:02AM
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maxthedog

yes, they do flower, and very beautiful ones too. Mostly yellow, but also red ones too.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 7:55PM
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veggie_girl

Any updates on your plant? Has it bloomed?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 8:50PM
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