Chaparral Prickly Pear (Opuntia oricola) in the Prickly Pears Database

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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

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Location: San Elijo LagoonDate: 2018-03-15Saw this while on a hike yesterday
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Location: UC Berkeley Botanical GardensDate: 2009-11-05
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Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, ArizonaDate: 2019-03-21
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