Opuntia aciculata is a cactus that looks very distinctive in xeric landscapes. It spreads along the ground in a loose mound to 2 meters wide. It will be covered with brilliant red flowers in the spring. The pads have robust spines and should be handled with tools. You are bidding on one pad. Beware of the barbed spines and glochids. Use paper not gloves when handling. Sections fall off almost to the touch.
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Unless otherwise noted in the description above, all live plants are shipped without soil and pot, also known as bare root.Don't water Prickly Pear Cacti until they grow roots. It may take 30-60 days. If you water while they are in the soil before roots, they may rot. However, even though the pad may look dead, it may grow a new pad within a year. It does not matter which way they are planted. However, you typically get roots faster when they are laying flat on the soil. The down side of the pad will begin to grow roots.
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