Brittle Pricklypear is part of the Opuntia genus. Its scientific name is Opuntia fragilis.
Very cold hardy cactus.Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Unmellow Yellow. Brittle Pricklypear grows as a perennial and is a flowering succulent. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally grows with a prostrate habit.
United States is believed to be where Brittle Pricklypear originates from.
Brittle Pricklypear is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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Brittle prickly pear is easy to start from broken off pads… which come off very easily, thus the plant’s name. This is preferable to trying to transplant a large established colony.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Brittle Pricklypear so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Brittle Pricklypear so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Brittle Pricklypear plants:
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.