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Growing Cold Hardy Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

For info on growing cold hardy eastern prickly pear cactus, look no further, just click here!

Spineless Prickly Pear Info – Tips For Growing Ellisiana Prickly Pears

By Teo Spengler

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 Info – Learn About Growing Cactus Apple Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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.

Cow’s Tongue Plant Care: How To Grow A Prickly Pear Cow’s Tongue

By Amy Grant

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 Cactus Care – How To Grow A Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Tulip Prickly Pear Info: Guide To Growing Brown Spined Prickly Pears

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Harvesting Edible Cactus Pads – How To Pick Cactus Pads To Eat

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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 Barbary Fig Info: How To Grow A Barbary Fig Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

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 Cactus Varieties: What Are Different Types Of Opuntia Cactus

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Prickly Pear Leaf Spot: Treatment For Phyllosticta Fungus In Cactus

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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: What Is Sammons’ Virus Of Opuntia

By Liz Baessler

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 specific treatment.

Harvesting Prickly Pear Fruit: When And How To Pick Prickly Pear Cactus

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Planting Prickly Pear Cactus: How To Grow A Prickly Pear

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Prickly pear plant is an excellent arid garden specimen. Growing prickly pear in colder climates can be done in containers. Read this article to find tips on growing prickly pear cactus plants.

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