Opuntia macrocentra cv. Pinta Rita is a very cold hardy special cultivar. It has intensified purple tinting of the turquoise
under-color of the plant’s pads; much longer season flowering (from
Spring through Fall); and new growth is bright red! Hardy to mid teens.
It will grow to be about 3 feet (1 meter) tall and spread up to 6 feet (2 meters) wide. You are bidding on one large pad, which is 5-6 inches wide. Beware of the barbed spines and glochids. Use paper not gloves when handling. Sections fall off almost to the touch; just plant them.
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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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These are cuttings. To get them rooted just lay them flat on the surface of the soil. They may start to curl like a potato chip, but whatever part of the pad touches the soil will take root. If you shove them into the soil standing them up they may rot before getting roots and new growth.
Also, the pad may dry out and look like it's not going to make, but will miraculously send out new growth in the spring. Before roots and the new growth appears it is recommended to keep water to a minimum, especially in cold weather.