Engelmann’s Pricklypear (Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii) in the Prickly Pears Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii Accepted
Opuntia phaeacantha var. discata 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: Phoenix, AZDate: 2011-07-07Developing fruit. Jams and juices are made from these fruit. Beli
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Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens Chapel Hill, NCDate: late June 2014
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Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens Chapel Hill, NCDate: late June 2014
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Location: Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, ArizonaDate: 2019-03-21
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