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Opuntia Ficus-indica

Botanical Name:

Opuntia ficus-indica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Cactus - Succulents, Shrub, Tree, Cactus/Succulent, Shrubby or arborescent, up to 4(–5) m. tall, often with a cylindrical trunk.

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Flowers 5–8 cm. in diameter; perianth spreading, yellow or orange, longer than the style and stamens.

Fruit

Fruit ellipsoidal or obovoid, 5–9 cm. long, 3–6 cm. in diameter, variable in colour, with edible pulp.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Genus

Opuntia Mill. – pricklypear

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