General Care for Opuntia macrocentra “Black-spined Pricklypear”
Opuntia macrocentra “Black-spined Pricklypear” is an excellent rock gardens and xeriscaped yards. It is deer-resistant, and its flowers attract hummingbirds.
Opuntia macrocentra “Black-spined 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
“Black-spined Pricklypear” is cold hardy down to 10°F (-12.2° C). It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting 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).
Pairs Well With
Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri “Texas Pricklypear”