Opuntia ficus-indica  - Cacti and Succulents

Opuntia ficus-indica

Prickly pear/Nopal


Very fast growing. I bought a couple of nopales from the Grand Central Market downtown, in the early Nineties. They sat in the fridge for a month, then I threw them out in the garden. They took hold.


Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade : Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae

                         – Wikipedia


Comment on this plant

The identifications on these pages are tentative

I would appreciate any corrections