Opuntia echinocarpa

Prickly Pear, Tuna

The edible prickly pear and the infamous cholla are two distinct members of this diverse group of desert plants. They represent, respectively, the two halves of this genus -- plants with flat, broad joints, and those with cylindrical ones. Regardless, all Opuntias have many-petaled, showy flowers in yellow, white, orange, purple or red, and edible fruits. Need full sun and excellent drainage. Watch out for tufts of small bristles that dot the leaves.
Opuntia echinocarpa, Prickly Pear, Tuna
Sheathed, pale yellow to silver spines cover this cactus. Even the fruit is spiny. Flowers are yellow-green.

Attributes - Opuntia echinocarpa

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft. 6 in.

Width: 4 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

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