Prickly Pear Cactus
A playful cactus with pads shaped like a beavertail, the Prickly Pear Cactus is a low-maintenance plant with a no-fuss care routine with infrequent watering and fertilizing.
Details & Care
Medium—13"-20" tall (including recycled plastic Ecopot) Size Guide
Bright Indirect to Direct
Yes—non-toxic, but beware of the sharp spines
Yes—removes toxins from the air
- Healthy plant pre-potted with premium soil
- Plant size: 13″-20″ tall (including pot)
- Ecopots pot and saucer
- Pot size: 8″ in diameter, 7″ tall
- Saucer size: 6.5″ in diameter
- All the tips and tricks for expert-level care
No single-use plastic
Ecopots made from up to 80% recycled plastic
An intriguing cactus with bright green pads, the Prickly Pear Cactus is a plant that’s fun to watch grow over time. Its pads actually grow atop of one another, giving it a stacked appearance. And, you can even propagate this cactus! Once your Prickly Pear grows pads that are at least 6 months old, you can remove them and replant them in the same pot.
Native to the hot, dry desert climates of South America, Central America, and the southern parts of North America, the Prickly Pear thrives in a warm sunny spot in your home. As a drought-tolerant plant, this cactus only requires watering once or twice a month. This cactus is ideal for those who are looking to add a touch of green to their environment with limited time to care for plants.Additional Resources:
Common Name(s)Prickly Pear Cactus, Pear Cactus, Indian Fig, Paddle Catus, Bunny-Ear Cactus, Beavertail Cactus
Living Room Ready
Unlike buying a plant from a box store, your Bloomscape plant arrives fully-grown as pictured and pre-potted. We’ve spent a lot of time selecting pots that have optimal drainage, look great, and come with a saucer so your floor or desk won’t get ruined. All you have to do is unpack your plant and find the perfect spot for it in your home.
Fully Grown + Healthy
Most of the time when you buy houseplants, they are partially grown and kept in less than ideal conditions. With Bloomscape, our houseplants are grown and cared for in our greenhouses by plant experts until the day we ship them to you. That way, your plants arrive fully-grown, healthy, and ready for you to enjoy.