Opuntia Rufida - Blind Pricky Pear
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Opuntia rufida is a species of prickly pear cactus known by the scary common name blind prickly pear! It is native to Texas and adjacent Mexico, where it grows on limestone.
The species makes up for its total lack of spines with a profusion of red-brown glochids which it sheds with abandon and is a menace to any gardener. Whether it's true or not the glochids have the reputation of detaching and flying on the wind and can blind cattle.
Low-maintenance and an excellent choice for anyone new to growing houseplants. This plant will thrive as long as its water only when it's completely dry and kept in a warm and sunny spot.
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Plant care level
This one is really easy-care and perfect for beginners.
Where should I put it?
This houseplant needs bright direct light.
How should I water it?
Water when the top few inches of soil are dry, soak through and leave to drain.
What about feeding?
You need to give a feed once a month in spring and summer - try our vegan, organic plant food!
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No, this plant can be toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is it?
W8cm x H15cm
For more tips on general houseplant care, please take a look at our video!