Opuntia monacantha
DROOPING PRICKLY PEAR, COCHINEAL PRICKLY PEAR
Cactaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub or cactus

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind
1.5m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Flowers: yellow

Flowering Time: late spring to late summer

Leaves: dark green

Bark & Stems: purple flushed stems, spines
 
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Opuntia monacantha
DROOPING PRICKLY PEAR, COCHINEAL PRICKLY PEAR
Cactaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub or cactus

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind
1.5m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: yellow

Flowering Time: late spring to late summer

Leaves: dark green

Bark & Stems: purple flushed stems, spines


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean & dry style designs

Uses: barrier, pot, accents, fire retardant

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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