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Opuntia monacantha (Prickly Paddle Cactus)

The average plant height is 30 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Cactus and Succulents
Height:3.50 m
Spread:2.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy
Garden uses:Screening
Garden styles:Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Mediterranean, Modern
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Opuntia monacantha (Prickly Paddle Cactus) Details

Commonly known as Prickly Paddle Cactus, this cactus is grown for its fleshy leaves which serve as an impressive statement. It produces mid-green, pad like leaves that branch off each other. The sturdy leaves are covered with sharp thorns. It can reach 3.5 m tall and 2 m wide in its natural environment. Best results with this cactus are achieved when it is grown in full sun on a well-drained site. It will tolerate extended dry periods, moderate frost, and coastal environments. The Prickly Paddle Cactus is commonly included in large gardens where it makes for an impressive specimen.

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