Prickly Pear Cactus

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Sun: The Prickly Pear Cactus requires plenty of bright light. Sunny windows and direct light are best for its health and growth.

Water: This cactus stores water, making it drought-tolerant and hardy to some periods of neglect. Water deeply after the soil has fully dried. This may be as infrequent as every 3-6 weeks. Reduce frequency during fall and winter.

Air: Its native environment is warm and dry, so average indoor air works well. Outdoors, it can survive in 30º-90º.

Spiritual Interpretation

The Prickly Pear Cactus symbolizes endurance + optimism as it grows despite adverse and unpredictable conditions. It's a green reminder of life's silver linings.


Arriving to you in careful packaging:

•Live Prickly Pear Cactus
•6-in Nursery Pot, Ceramic Planter sold separately
•Care card with tips for success
•Grounded Office Hours: Complimentary 1-on-1 support from our Plant Specialist

Nature is unique - each plant may vary slightly from the plant shown here.

A Prickly Pear Cactus growing in multiple directions inside of a black ceramic pot. A Prickly Pear Cactus growing inside of a white ceramic pot. A close-up of bright green new growth on a Prickly Pear cactus.


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About The Prickly Pear Cactus

Hardy to drought, desert heat, and winter chills, Prickly Pear Cacti will thrive in any home under bright light and laid-back care. Place it near a sunny window and water infrequently to enjoy nature's symbol of optimism + endurance.

Prickly Pear Cactus care guide


Is This Plant Pet Safe?

Keep Prickly Pear Cacti out of reach from curious pets. The fine hairs (glochids) can cause irritation and inflammation.

What Health Benefits Does This Plant Provide?

Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 

• Lower stress levels

•Improved mood

• Superior mental clarity and focus

Houseplants are excellent air purifiers. They cleanse the air of indoor toxins, produce oxygen, and their humidifying capabilities will help you sleep + breathe better. Keep their leaves free of dust for optimal photosynthesis and oxygen production.

Plant Lifecycle

The Prickly Pear Cactus is one of the most abundantly growing cacti in natural areas across the U.S. In your home, it can establish roots just as deep, living under your care for decades. It grows a few feet tall over its lifetime or even taller outdoors.

To extend its life, we recommend loose, well-draining soil (such as a quality succulent mix). A clay planter with a drainage hole is key to root and soil health.

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