Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Tender
Opuntia are best planted in a well-drained soil of loam or sand within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area that receives full sun. Opuntia are best suited as patio or container plants.
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Under glass, grow in sharply draining loam-based compost with added sharp sand or perlite, or a proprietary cactus compost. Water thoroughly and deeply after planting to settle the soil into place.
Allow the soil to dry before watering during active growth, Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 3 or 4 times and withhold watering and feeding in winter when your plants are dormant.
It is possible to propagate Opuntia by seed sown in spring. These should be pre-soaked and kept at a temperature of 21 degrees.
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