The Barbary fig tree or Opuntia ficus-indica is a cactus that grows 6 ½ to 16 feet (2 to 5 meters) tall. Sweet fruit on the flat, paddle-shaped segments covered with bunches of needles are actually chock full of health benefits.
Barbary fig, or Opuntia ficus-indica, is the cactus that bears prickly pears. Barbary fig key facts Botanical name – Opuntia ficus‑indica Common names – barbary fig, Mickey Mouse cactus, prickly pear, tree cactus Family – Cactaceae Type – perennial cactus Height – 15 feet (5 m) and more Soil – light, well-draining, any pH Hardiness […]
Opuntia vulgaris is a paddle cactus with flat, round leaf-stems. Opuntia vulgaris facts Latin name: Opuntia vulgaris Mill. Common name: Paddle cactus, Mickey Mouse Family: Cactaceae Type: Succulent plant Height: 18 feet (6 m) Indoor use: pot Exposure: full sun Soil: limestone, sand, well-drained Planting : year-round in containers – Flowering : June to July Opuntia Vulgaris is a succulent […]
Zounds do those spikes hurt! Coyote and Roadrunner would have loved watching this video that shows how to repot a cactus without prickling your fingers! Pot size, soil mix, and special trick to go about safely repotting your cactus. Works great for Mammillaria and other cactus (flowering or not). Read more ►
Key Mammillaria facts: Botanical name – Mammillaria spp. Common name – Mammillaria, pillow cactus, cushion cactus, and more depending on the species Family – Cactaceae Type – Cactus Height – 16 inches (40 cm) Use – pot Exposure – light, but without direct light Soil – sandy, gravely, well-drained, dry Planting – spring Flowering – […]
Do you tend to forget watering your plants? Succulents and Cactus are the solution! These plants are virtually care-free. Their many shapes and sizes lend a touch of exotic graphic shapes to your home.