Polka Dot Prickly Pear

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New pads appear in pairs, like the ears of a rabbit. Tiny white contrasting spines cover the green pads, resembling polka dots. Yellow flowers, easy care and unique architectural form make this a valuable specimen, patio container subject or security barrier. The fine spines are light to the touch, but use care, as they can become a skin irritant. For this reason, it is not recommended for areas accessible to pets. Evergreen. Photo credit: Richard Shiell
  • Light Needs : Full Sun
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Donut Type
Botanical Name Opuntia microdasys 'Albispina'
Brand Monrovia Growers
Rose Class N/A
Best Seller N/A
Size No
Mature Height 3 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread 4 - 7 Feet
Foliage Color Green
Flower Color Yellow
Bloom Time Summer, Spring
Light Needs Full Sun
Habit N/A
Special Uses Easy Care, North American Native, Showy Flowers, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Landscape Uses Firescaping / Fire Wise
Water Needs No
Plant Type Perennials, Cactus & Succulents
Plant Subtype N/A
General Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
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