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Opuntia ‘Pink Frost’

This cold-hardy cactus has bright green pads. It is both cold hardy, and able to withstand high heat. As it grows, it spreads out, forming a large shrub. Watch for pink flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6 ft (1.8 m) wide

  • Zone 7a (Minimum 0° F | -17.7° C)

  • 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 ‘Pink Frost'

Opuntia ‘Pink Frost' is a great addition to rock gardens or xeriscaped yards. As it grows, it spreads out into a small shrub. It needs to be planted in an area with well-draining soil.


Opuntia ‘Pink Frost' 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. Be careful not to over-water.

Where to Plant

‘Pink Frost' is cold hardy and does well in high heat. It needs full sun, and will survive under snow in the winter to temperatures down to 0°F (-17.7°C).

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It is not suited for indoor growing.

How to Propagate Opuntia ‘Pink Frost'

Opuntia ‘Pink Frost' can be propagated from cuttings.


To grow ‘Pink Frost' 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.

To learn how to properly propagate cactus pads, take a look at this post.

Read more here about handling Opuntia safely