VI Plant Shop

Persimmon Prickly Pear

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Name: Opuntia phaeacantha 'Persimmon'

Why we love it:  Flowers in June are an attractive coral shade of peach, and are held on attractive, large pads. A vigorous grower. This is a cold hardy cactus and is hardy to zone 5. Height: 40 cm (16") Spread: 120 cm (4')

Light: This plant prefers full sun and a warm space. 

Water: Allow the plant to dry between watering. Do not overwater. 

Pet Friendly? Caution: Handle with care. Spines can be painful, glochids are irritating to skin.

Plants are sold in their nursery pots. Ceramic pots and baskets are sold separately.