PlantsPrickly Pears→Grizzly Bear Cactus (Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Grizzly Bear Cactus
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Botanical names:
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea Accepted
Opuntia erinacea var. erinacea Synonym
Opuntia erinacea Synonym
Opuntia erinacea var. ursina Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
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
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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