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Beavertail Cactus

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  • Scientific Name: Opuntia Basilaris
  • Common Name: Beavertail Cactus Or Beavertail Prickly Pear.
  • Description: The Beavertail Cactus is a smaller prickly pear cactus growing about 60 centimeter tall. A single plant may consist of hundreds of fleshy, flattened pads. The plant is not widely available in coastal nurseries but is more commonly available in specialty cactus or desert nurseries.
  • Uses: Prickly pear cactus is used for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. It is also used to fight viral infections. In foods, the prickly pear juice is used in jellies and candies. It is widely grown as an ornamental cactus in indoor in rooms and offices in small pots.
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SeasonsEvergreen
Blooming TimeApril-July
Soil RequirementUse a suitable cactus mix for growing Euphorbia succulents.  A sandy, loamy potting soil that allows water to drain fast is ideal for these plants.
EnvoirnmentThe prickly pear likes warm, dry weather. It will grow larger (and bloom more) when raised in warm temperatures.
WateringCactus plants will need watering every 7 to 10 days for optimal growth during spring, summer, and autumn months. Increase the interval between watering schedules during the plant’s rest or dormant period during winter (approximately every 4 to 6 weeks).

 

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