General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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
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

Common names
  • Riverina Pear
  • Opuntia
  • Pricklypear
  • Prickly Pear
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Opuntia elata
  • Synonym: Opuntia vitelliniflora
  • Synonym: Opuntia prasina
  • Synonym: Opuntia cochabambensis
  • Synonym: Opuntia mieckleyi
  • Synonym: Opuntia canterae
  • Synonym: Opuntia chakensis
  • Synonym: Opuntia atrovirens
  • Synonym: Opuntia cognata
  • Synonym: Opuntia pyrrhantha
  • Synonym: Opuntia cardiosperma
  • Synonym: Opuntia limitata
  • Synonym: Opuntia viridirubra subsp. rubrogemmia
  • Synonym: Opuntia vitelliniflora subsp. interjecta

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