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Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig)

Opuntia ficus-indica
Smooth Mountain Prickly Pear, Indian Fig, Mission Cactus, Tuberous Prickly Pear, Nopal, Sweet Prickly Pear, Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear, Spineless Cactus

This large cactus becomes tree-like, with succulent green pads on stout woody trunks. Flat, bright green pads bear clusters of glochids but few if any spines. Yellow flowers are produced in late spring, followed by large yellow-red edible, fleshy fruits. Plant in full sun to part shade and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 10' - 15' (ft)
Spread 5' - 10' (ft)
Spacing 5' - 10' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rabbit, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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