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Opuntia ‘Party Favor’

This frost-hardy cactus has a brilliant flower that is nearly fluorescent purple. It grows well in outdoor gardens, surviving both the heat and the cold.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 10″ (25.4 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide

  • Zone 8a (Minimum 10°F | -12.2°C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets. Be careful around spines

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Opuntia ‘Party Favor'

Opuntia ‘Party Favor' is a great addition to rock gardens and xeriscaped yards.

Watering

Opuntia ‘Party Favor' 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

‘Party Favor' does well in heat, and is frost hardy. It does well in full sun.

How to Propagate Opuntia ‘Party Favor'

Opuntia ‘Party Favor' can be propagated from cuttings. ‘Party Favor' will produce small offsets as it branches out. Cut these from the main plant using a sharp, sterile knife.

Lay the Opuntia pads on top of well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry. It may take several weeks for the cactus pads to grow roots. Once the roots begin to grow, plant your ‘Party Favor' and water as you would a full-sized succulent.

Read more here about handling Opuntia safely