Giant Prickly Pear

 

 

Opuntia robusta

 

Cactaceae

 

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 10 ft high by 10 ft wide
Leaves
: n/a
Flowers
: Yellow flowers around the edge of the paddles
Fruit
: Large red edible fruit
Stems/Trunks
: Large, spineless paddles
Range/Origin
: Central Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 8,9,12-24, H1, H2, 15o F

Comments: Medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun and reflective heat

         Water: Low

         Soil: Sandy, well drained

        Propagation: Stem and paddle cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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