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Opuntia 'Malpais Sunset'

Opuntia 'Malpais Sunset'
March seedling, in July
prickly pear
Next March
Opuntia 'Malpais Sunset'

Common name prickly pear
Family cactaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink with yellow center
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil

Single seedling from seed of this variety (not sure if it comes true), started in March and looking pretty cute by early July in the rock garden, although even after three years the spindly upright cactus looks nothing like the typical prickly pear pads.

prickly pear
Third year, still small
Opuntia 'Malpais Sunset'
Fourth year
prickly pear
Finally, in May of year 4, a pad start developing

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: Houston rock garden

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