Riverina Pear (Opuntia elata) in the Prickly Pears Database

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Botanical names:
Opuntia elata Accepted
Opuntia cardiosperma Synonym
Opuntia pyrrhantha Synonym
Opuntia cognata Synonym
Opuntia atrovirens Synonym
Opuntia chakensis Synonym
Opuntia canterae Synonym
Opuntia mieckleyi Synonym
Opuntia cochabambensis Synonym
Opuntia prasina Synonym
Opuntia vitelliniflora Synonym
Opuntia limitata Synonym
Opuntia viridirubra subsp. rubrogemmia Synonym
Opuntia vitelliniflora subsp. interjecta Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 68-86 degrees
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds may be extremely slow to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: Individual pads form new plants; they must dry and callous for 10 days before planting
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: north central TexasDate: 2018-10-28Cochineal Scale growing on native opuntia
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Scarification by skopjecollection Nov 10, 2018 5:09 PM 10
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