Opuntia santa-rita

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Common Name:

Purple Prickly Pear


Arizona, New Mexico, Texas; Mexico


Shrubby clumps, 3-4ft. high. Pads turn purple after winter cold temperatures, or in full sun. Variable spines – some have a few long spines, others are mostly glochids.


Temperature: Hardy to 15F

Full Sun to Part Shade

Ultra Soil Blend

Low Water

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