General Care for Opuntia engelmannii var lindheimeri “Texas Pricklypear”
Opuntia engelmannii var lindheimeri “Texas Pricklypear” is an excellent cacti to plant in your outdoor succulent garden. It is resistant to deer, and its flowers provide nectar for bees and hummingbirds.
Opuntia engelmannii var lindheimeri “Texas Pricklypear” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
“Texas Pricklypear” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 10° F (-12° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If overwintering indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere). You may need to supplement with a grow light.
Pairs Well With
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’