Prickly Pear Cactus, Brazilian Prickly Pear
|Opuntia brasiliensis, Opuntia bahiensis, Brasiliopuntia bahiensis, Opuntia schulzii, Brasiliopuntia schulzii.
|USDA Hardiness Zone
|10a - 11
|Canadian Hardiness Zone
|Requires cold season protection under glass.
|RHS Hardiness Zone
|H3 - H1c
|12 - 18 m
|2.4 - 5 m
|Rocky areas including inland cliffs, mountain peaks and dry marine coastal regions.
|Leaves are Irregularly ovate; small fleshy, areoles with brown glochids with 0 to 3 spines being up to 1.5 cm long. They turn into pads by the second year then the leaves tend to hang like pendants from long canes.
|Small bright yellow blooms, 2.5 up to 5 cm in diameter, they are numerous on older second year and older growth.
|Showy, round with large clusters of brown areoles and may be red, orange, yellow or purple in colour.
|Plant has spines.
|Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida, United States of America.
|By cuttings and stem layering.