Eastern Prickly Pear

Eastern Prickly Pear

Opuntia cespitosa. This low-growing native cactus has huge red-and-yellow flowers in June that are pollinator magnets.  True to its name, the whole plant is spiny and must be handled with care.
  • In Your Garden

    Rocky soil
  • Habitat

    Rocky ledges
  • Deer Resistance

  • Uses

    Native bees
  • Transplanting Instructions

    Plant 18” - 24” apart. Bury pad partially in the ground and it will root and grow. Use tongs when handling to avoid tiny spines.
  • Propagation Instructions