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Opuntia jamaicensis

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Why We Love It

This 'prickly-pear' cactus makes a lovely addition to a well-lit room of the house like a conservatory with its architectural dinner-plate-like leaves that have good-looking albeit sharp prickles.

Admired from further back though it's a pleasure to have as a decorative houseplant and one you can bring out into the garden on hot summer days.

How to Plant

Into a Pot

If you're planting into a pot or container, have a hand trowel and a watering tool ready, plus a container larger than the one your plant arrived in.

  1. Pour a small amount of soil at the bottom of your chosen container.
  2. Put the plant in place and then back-fill soil around the rootball.
  3. Lightly water after repotting. The soil should be just damp enough that if you press your forefinger into the soil it is moist above the top of your nail.
  4. Regularly check the soil is moist but not soaking or sitting in water.
  5. Make sure to place your plant away from any harsh drafts.

Product Details

Eventual Spread
100 cm
Current Height
10 - 20 cm
Eventual Height
200 cm
Effort Level
Looks after itself
Botanic Name
Opuntia jamaicensis
Flower Colour
Secondary Flower Colour
Indoor / Outdoor
Pot Diameter
12 cm
30 cm
Code: SPRTL155997
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