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Prickly Pear Cactus

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Please note that planters and plastic grow pots are subject to small deviations in size of 1-2cm. Our dimensions and size guides are based on expected sizes but the actual dimensions of the product you receive may vary slightly.

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PLEASE NOTE: Our delivery service is door-to-door. Our drivers will deliver your items to your door or other designated area. For security and safety reasons our drivers are not authorised to enter your home so if you're ordering heavy items, please ensure you have the means to bring them inside.


We're unable to accept returns or exchanges of plants so please check carefully before you place your order. 


Returns & exchanges of non-plants items will be reviewed on a case by case basis, and are not applicable during promotions and sales.

Please check the product descriptions for detailed information on dimensions and material, and contact us via live chat or email before you place your order for any clarifications, as our returns & exchange policy only applies to damaged/defective items.


If your item arrives damaged or faulty please contact us immediately, stating your order number and providing photos of the damage or fault. Once we have looked into your query, we will be in touch with you regarding next steps.


Image Originated in Mexico, the United States and the Carribbean
Image Best under full sun to partial sun
Image About once every 10-14 days, allow soil to completely dry out between waterings
Image Easy to care
Image Non-toxic, safe for kids and pets but be careful of small spines


Plant height/length:  Around 30-35cm.

Pot size:  Repotted from a 12cm grow pot.


Another characterful cactus from the Americas, Prickly Pear (botanical name Opuntia) are known for their wide paddle shaped stems and colourful edible fruit. We think they make great aesthetic potted plants!

The Prickly Pear has wide green stem pads which are not in fact prickly. Like most cacti they grow fairly slowly, with new pads appearing from the side or top of the existing ones, often in a non-uniform manner and creating a haphazard, 'bolted on' look.

Watering is similar to other cacti and succulent types. Avoid overwatering or letting the plant sit in water. Allow it to completely dry out first before watering, usually once every 10-14 days. The Prickly Pear is best grown in direct light but it will also thrive indoors near a bright indirect light source. 

Keep them well maintained with enough light and some nutrition and they may give you one of their eponymous fruits!

Important to know: As plants are natural products, form, pattern and colour will vary. 


All of our plants come with a QR code to a care guide so you or the recipient of your gift will have at your fingertips what you need to know to keep the plants beautiful. 

If you want more information about this plant before you buy check out the Cactus section of our Plant Glossary.

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