Prickly Pear - Opuntia vulgaris
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Prickly Pear - Opuntia vulgaris

  • Yes, it really is a genuine Prickly Pear cactus you can grow in the UK
  • Gives that exotic looks, but alos has lovely yellow Summer flowers and fruits
  • Grow in big pots in well-drained compost on a sunny patio, keep dry and frost-free in winter
  • Care - there are some spines on the leaves so take care when handling and plant away from children
  • Supplied as a big plant 40-60cm in a 3.5L pot
  • Yes, it really is a genuine Prickly Pear cactus you can grow in the UK
  • Gives that exotic looks, but alos has lovely yellow Summer flowers and fruits
  • Grow in big pots in well-drained compost on a sunny patio, keep dry and frost-free in winter
  • Care - there are some spines on the leaves so take care when handling and plant away from children
  • Supplied as a big plant 40-60cm in a 3.5L pot

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Now this is a bit of fun, but is a real talking point too, and an interesting plant too.

This is a tough form of the Prickly Pear cactus, one that makes a lovely summer patio plant, but also with good drainage will tolerate a degree or two of frost. Besides having that exotic look growing on your Patio, it produces lovely yellow flowers, and then sets the fruit.

It does spread out more than grow up, so grow in a big pot with stones in for stability, and well-drained compost. It hates winter wet, so we advise protecting it in winter, although it is quite happy even in a shed or garage, as it does not grow in winter.

So, try something completely different that very few gardeners have grown in the UK...

Note - handle with care as they have some spines on. Bear this in mind when planting and keep away from small children or pets.

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Item 680170 supplied as:
Supplied as a big plant 50cm tall so ina 3.5L pot. Handle with care - there are spines on the leaves

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Plant Dimensions
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