Opuntia 'Coombe's Winter Glow'

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Opuntia 'Coombe's Winter Glow': An exciting flowering cactus from Waterwise Botanicals®! This virtually thornless prickly pear cactus is shipped as an unrooted pad that is easy to plant and grow (see details here). Opuntia turn deep purple in the winter and wrinkle slightly as they decrease their water content to avoid frost damage. With spring comes garlands of bright, tissuey fuchsia flowers. Over time it will sprout new pads and grow into a shrub up to 4.0' wide, and 2.0' tall. 

One order = one cactus pad - SHIPPED UNROOTED

CAUTION: Opuntia species have fine, barbed bristles called glochids. Glochids easily detach and can become loose in the box during shipping. They will pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs when handling and see our Opuntia Planting Guide for more tips.

Opuntia need plenty of full, outdoor sunlight and great drainage to thrive. They do well in gritty, mineral soils and pots with drainage holes. Over time you'll see new pads sprout from the plant, soon followed by its showy blooms.

Opuntia can tolerate high heat and extended drought and can eventually develop into a wide, shrubby living fence. They are frost hardy and will happily thrive through winter under an insulating blanket of snow. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.

Pads are not guaranteed to root, but our Opuntia Planting Guide can help increase the success rate.

Full Opuntia Guide

Product Size

Unrooted / Bare Root

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 5 (-20F)

Cold Hardiness

Zone 6 (-10F)

Cold Hardiness

Zone 7 (0F)

Cold Hardiness

Zone 8 (10F)

Cold Hardiness

Zone 9 (20F)

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape



Winter Dormant Partial

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Size of Cutting(s)


USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures


5 6 7 8 9 10




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