Purple Prickly Pear - Opuntia Santa Rita – South Murvaul Succulents
Purple Prickly Pear - Opuntia Santa Rita

Purple Prickly Pear - Opuntia Santa Rita

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This cactus is a wonderful way to bring interesting color to your garden and home landscape. 

Being hardy to at least 20F, this is one of the few cacti I leave outside year ground. I built a raised bed with well draining soil that will allow the Santa Rita to be planted outside and not have to worry about over saturation from standing water. 

I have noticed that to intensify the purple color, I decrease the amount of water given and increase the amount of direct sun. 

These have some pretty nasty glochids— so I wouldn’t recommend this has a house plant— unless if it’s a house warming gift for your boss. 

You will receive one pad that will either be rooted or unrooted. Plant it a good cactus soil mix and give it time— it’ll root and be marvelous.