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Opuntia monacantha - Cactus Plant

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Opuntia is a type of cactus which is drought tolerant and grows somewhat cylindrical.

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1Opuntia monacantha - Cactus Plant
23 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Opuntia monacantha

It has an appearance with numerous small cylindrical tubercles. It is a bushy cactus with cylindrical branches. Flowers are generally large and are born individually on the areoles.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height4 inch (10 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Opuntia monacantha
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 15 cm
Flower Colour Not defined
Bloom Time Not defined
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
  • Required care in the winter season. If growing in a pot, then kept in indoors and growing in outside do mulching.

    Opuntia monacantha care

    Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

    Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

    Sunlight Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
    Watering Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
    Soil Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
    Temperature Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
    Fertilizer No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

    Opuntia monacantha special feature

    Survivals and growers of the summer.

    Opuntia monacantha uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Its color and the appearance is appreciated by the various gardens

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to plant Opuntia seeds?

    Plant Opuntia seeds in the spring season, to grow Opuntia plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having a 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (3-4 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant Opuntia pads?

    Consider the following steps for plant Opuntia pads 1. Six-month-old pads are removed from the plant and set out in a dry area to form a callus on the cut end for several weeks. 2.Once your pots are ready to go use a pot having a 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 3. Fill the pot with well-drained soil lay the cactus pads on top of the soil. Just lay them flat, right on top of the soil. 4. Maintain the moisture in the soil by applying water if soil in the pot (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. 5.Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Which part of Opuntia plant prepares food?

    The function of photosynthesis in the Opuntia plant is performed by stem.

    How to plant Opuntia cactus?

    You can plant Opuntia cactus through cuttings. To grow plant through cuttings consider the following points 1. To grow the plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location. 5.Water the plant when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

    How to plant Opuntia humifusa?

    You can plant Opuntia humifusa cactus through seeds and cuttings. To grow Opuntia humifusa through cuttings consider the following points 1. To grow the plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location. 5.Water the plant when topsoil (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

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