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
  • Nopal Serrano
  • Tuna Colorada
  • Arrastradillo
  • Prickly Pear

Photo Gallery
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2019-01-23
Showing its characteristic winter color and pattern.
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2015-04-10
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2016-05-08
Location: Botanical Garden of Dresden
Date: 2014-05-09
Location: Botanical Garden of Dresden
Date: 2014-05-09
Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Date: 2019-03-21
Location: Botanical Garden of Dresden
Date: 2014-05-09
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2015-04-26
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