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New Zealand’s Best Paddle-Cactus Plants

Adding cactus and succulents to your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of paddle cactus plants, and the right one for your space. Many of these amazing plants have been grown in our own nursery, and are ready for their new home. We stock only the highest quality plants, with each plant packed and transported with extreme care to ensure it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Opuntia, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Common questions about growing Opuntia

1. What are some interesting facts about Opuntia?

Here are some interesting facts about Opuntia:

2. Why is Opuntia important?

Opuntia is important because it has a variety of ecological and economic benefits.

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Economic benefits

In addition to its ecological and economic benefits, Opuntia is also a culturally significant plant for many indigenous peoples.

3. What is Opuntia commonly known as?

Opuntia is commonly known as prickly pear cactus, but it is also known by a variety of other names, including:

Some of these names are specific to certain regions or cultures. For example, "nopal" is a Nahuatl word that is used in Mexico and Central America to refer to the pads of Opuntia cacti. "Tuna" is also a Nahuatl word that is used to refer to the fruit of Opuntia cacti.

4. How long do Opuntia live?

Opuntia cacti can live for a very long time. Some species have been known to live for over 100 years. The oldest known Opuntia cactus is estimated to be over 600 years old.

5. How tall can Opuntia grow?

The height of Opuntia cacti in meters varies depending on the species. Some species, such as Opuntia humifusa, are only 0.3 meters tall, while others, such as Opuntia ficus-indica, can grow to be over 4.5 meters tall.

Here are some examples of Opuntia cacti and their maximum heights:

The height of an Opuntia cactus also depends on the growing conditions. Opuntia cacti that are grown in full sun and well-drained soil are more likely to reach their maximum height than Opuntia cacti that are grown in shade or in poor soil conditions.

6. Does Opuntia grow fast?

Opuntia cacti are slow-growing plants. Most species grow only a few centimetres per year. However, there are some species that can grow faster, especially under ideal conditions. For example, the Opuntia ficus-indica cactus can grow up to 60 cm per year.

The growth rate of an Opuntia cactus depends on a number of factors, including:

Young Opuntia cacti tend to grow faster than older Opuntia cacti. Opuntia cacti that are grown in full sun and well-drained soil also tend to grow faster than Opuntia cacti that are grown in shade or in poor soil conditions.

If you want to encourage your Opuntia cactus to grow faster, you can provide it with the following:

With proper care, your Opuntia cactus will grow and thrive over time.

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