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Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’

This frost-hardy cactus grows tall and wide in a large shrub. When it flowers, the colors change from yellow, to orange, to pink.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 24 in (61 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6 ft (1.8 m) wide

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20°F | -28.8° 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 ‘Pina Colada'

Opuntia ‘Pina Colada' is a great shrub-like cactus, creating natural barriers in your yard.

Watering

Opuntia ‘Pina Colada' is winter dormant, and should receive less water during that time. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Pina Colada' is frost tolerant to -20°F (-28.8°C). It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Opuntia ‘Pina Colada'

To grow Opuntia ‘Pina Colada' from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

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