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Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia cactus, also known as prickly pear cactus, is a plant with both aesthetic and practical benefits. Opuntia cactus has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine in various cultures. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties.
The fruit of the Opuntia cactus, also known as prickly pear, is highly nutritious and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Opuntia cactus is drought-tolerant and requires very little water. It prefers a well-draining soil but It is low maintenance and can thrive in poor soil conditions, reducing the need for fertilizers and other chemicals in your garden. Opuntia cactus can also be used as a natural barrier, prevent soil erosion, purify the air and promote a healthy ecosystem by attracting pollinators.

To ensure optimal growth and prevent the risk of root rot, it is advisable to maintain a shaded environment for the cutting. This shading helps protect the delicate cutting from excessive sunlight exposure, which can lead to moisture loss and stress. Additionally, it is important to refrain from watering the cutting until it begins to develop roots. Once roots begin to develop you may introduce it to more sun and water it every couple weeks unless it's getting rainfall.

At Creative Cactus Company, we take pride in shipping our prickly pals in a sustainable style. We kindly remind our customers to exercise caution when unboxing these desert darlings. So get ready to unwrap your green companions and remove them from the packaging with gloves and or a magazine, mind the spikes, and let the desert charm fill your space!