Prickly Pear Cactus
Nopal cactus with unique, cold tolerance and almost no thorns. It is often called a prickly pear.
It grows up to 1.8 meters and has palm shaped leaves of 30-40 centimeters and has provided important food in Mexico and Central America. A yellow flower of about 10 centimeters blooms at the end of the leaf, and an orange fruit of about 10 centimeters is produced. The taste is likened to watermelon. In the early 1900s, seeds came in and crossed by Mr. Luther in South America, and it is very strong against the roe, so it is best to plant a sunny place and endure at minus 20 degrees.
Scientific name: Opuntia ellisiana
It is important to use well-drained cactus soil (peatmoss + pearlite or sand)
When the temperature of the ground is 13-4 degrees C, it is suitable for transplanting.
Once a week in summer, give water when the soil is almost dry.
In the fall, once every two weeks, water slightly. In the winter, you can choose to live in the green house and enjoy the sunny south. Fertilizer is not necessary, but cactus nutrients will help. Some people say K (poetium) helps rooting, while phosphorus (P) helps flowering and fertilization, while nitrogen fertilizer (N) helps leaf growth, but not too much. It is good to give organic fertilizer to growing season once or twice a year.
Flowering season: May to July
When the leaves are young, they are eaten.
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