Prickly Pear Cactus



  • Can be invasive
  • can grow up to 16 feet or more
  • well drained soil, preferably cactus mix
  • sunshine
  • flowering requires high light levels and cooler winter temperatures
  • flowers in yellow, pink, or orange
  • grow in containers, rock garden, or coastal/desert areas
  • has painful splinter-like glochids and longer spines


Charlie Brown as of December 2022

Its name is Charlie Brown because it was just a tiny little thing with only a couple of paddles and very un-cared for when I first found it at a box store. Kind of like the tree in Charlie Brown’s Christmas. I felt like I was rescuing it! It’s grown quite a bit since then, although it could still fatten up some more.

Opuntia Prickly Pear Cactus
Charlie Brown, December 2022
Opuntia Prickly Pear Cactus

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