Opuntia 'Pink Frost': A charming Prickly Pear Cactus with phenomenal flowers. This cultivar grows flat, paddle-like stems that branch and stack up on each other. It does not have the long spines typical of most cacti, but it does have tiny, barbed bristles called glochids. Come spring, this variety starts producing piles of tissuey, rose pink flowers. It makes a great landscaping plant that's both fierce and elegant.
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 can pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs or twisted newspaper when handling. 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 overwinter 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.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Zone 7 (0F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Growth Habit / Shape
Winter Dormant Partial
Unrooted / Bare Root
Hard to Kill
Size of Cutting(s)
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 7 - 10
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