Opuntia 'Pinta Rita': A very special cultivar from Waterwise Botanicals® of the 'Santa Rita Prickly Pear'. The pads of this cactus develop deep purple tints on top of their turquoise base tone. It has a particularly long blooming season (spring through fall) in which it unfurls lemon yellow blooms. As it mature, it sprouts new pads of bright red and can eventually grow into a shrub 3.0' tall by 6.0' wide and more.
One order = one cactus pad - Small 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.
Color - Primary
Purple / Black
Color - Secondary
Blue / Blue-green
Zone 5 (-20F)
Growth Habit / Shape
Winter Dormant Partial
Unrooted / Bare Root
Hard to Kill
Size of Cutting(s)
THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 5 - 10
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