Tulip Prickly Pear Info: Guide To Growing Brown Spined Prickly Pears

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Tulip Prickly Pear Info: Guide To Growing Brown Spined Prickly Pears

By Bonnie L. Grant Opuntia are one of the largest genus of cactus. They are widespread and found in a variety of environments; however, their biggest concentration is in the desert tropical Americas. The best known of the Opuntia is the prickly pear, but its cousin the tulip prickly pear is also notable. What is a tulip prickly pear? This cactus is also known as brown spined prickly pear for its pronounced rust to reddish brown spines. If you live in warm, arid regions, learn how to grow brown spined prickly pear and add its unique flowers and medium stature to your desert garden. What is a Tulip Prickly Pear? Opuntia phaecantha is a medium sized cactus. It matures to a shrub-like mounding form that may be 5 feet tall by 15 feet wide (1.52 by 4.57 m.). The stems or joints attach to pads and can create quite a

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