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Opuntia robusta

For sale by P.Kennedy

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Not for the faint hearted! This large blue prickly pear cactus can reach 10 feet (3Ms) in height with pads nearly a foot (30cms) across. It is not hardy and needs protection from frost/winter wet or it will rot. Suitable for a (large!) cool green house/conservatory.

Opuntia robusta | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Opuntia robusta | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
5 litres
10 litres

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Common names

Prickly pear


Opuntia robusta (Prickly pear). A shrubby perennial cactus with round to oval, blue green flattened segments. Yellow flowers are bowl-shaped appearing in late spring and summer followed by deep red smooth fruits.


They will thrive in hot, dry conditions in moderately fertile, gritty, humus-rich, well-drained soil with full sun. You can propagate from seed.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Gritty
  • WaterSemi-moist

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