If you are among the many gardeners who like cactus but don’t like spines, it may be time to consider installing ellisiana cactus in your backyard, better known as spineless prickly pear. Click here for information on growing ellisiana prickly pear.
Engelmann prickly pear, also commonly called cactus apple plants, is a wide-ranging species of prickly pear. This is a pretty plant for desert gardens, and it will grow at a moderate rate to fill in large spaces. Learn more about it in this article.
Folks that live in hot climates often utilize plants that are drought tolerant. A great example is a cow’s tongue prickly pear. Besides having a fabulous tongue in cheek name, it is very tolerant of heat and dry conditions, plus it makes a great barrier. Learn more here.
Beavertail prickly pear cactus is a clumping, spreading cactus with flat, grayish-green, paddle-like leaves. It glows with brilliant rose-purple blooms in spring and early summer. Have we piqued your curiosity? Click here for more beavertail prickly pear information.
What is a tulip prickly pear? This cactus is also known as brown spined prickly pear for its rust to reddish brown spines. If you live in warm, arid regions, learn how to grow brown spined prickly pear and add its unique flowers to your garden. This article will help.
Opuntia produces several types of edibles. The fruits are delicious in jams and jellies. But can you eat cactus pads? Yes, the broad, succulent pads can be eaten raw or cooked. You just need to know how to pick cactus pads and how to prepare them. This article will help.
Opuntia ficus-indica is more commonly known as a Barbary fig, a variety of prickly pear cactus. This desert plant has been used for centuries as food, fending, and even dye. Growing Barbary fig plants is both rewarding and useful. Learn more in this article.
Opuntia is the largest genus in the cactus family. You will recognize most by their classic "prickly pear" appearance. Growing Opuntia in gardens adds desert appeal and unique flora to the landscape. Learn more about the plants in this article.
Phyllosticta symptoms in prickly pears are most prevalent and plants with the disease are at risk of cosmetic and vigor damage. Fortunately, once conditions dry out, the damaged areas abort the fungus and heal to a certain degree. Learn more in this article.
Opuntia diseases occasionally occur, and one of the more common is Sammons? Opuntia virus. Learn more about Sammons? virus of Opuntia cactus in this article and find out if this disease requires ant specific treatment.
When do you harvest prickly pear fruit? Foragers interested in trying the fruits for themselves should read on for a few tips on how to pick prickly pear cactus and what to do with them once you have a bountiful harvest. This article will help.