Opuntia ficus-indica ‘Prickly Pears’
Opuntia species are erect or spreading cacti, ranging from small low-growing shrubs to treelike specimens reaching 16′ or more in height. They are composed of flat joints, with paddlelike cladodes (photosynthetic stem segments) arising one from the end.
Light Requirements: Full sun.
Water Requirements: Water when soil is dry to the touch.
Toxic to Pets? Yes