Opuntia aka Nopales Ornamental Cuttings



******All of our succulents and cactus are sold STRICTLY for ORNAMENTAL purposes, we do not encourage or suggest eating any opuntia leafs or fruits, to do so is 100% at your own risk.  We love them, but your body may not!!!!  Talk with your nutritionist/physician if you are considering doing so!!!!   Cereus Peruvianus fruits and Opuntia Nopales are the ONLY cactus and succulents that we sell as potential future eating products but again, only after discussing with your healthcare provider!!!!!  We are only responsible for selling them as ornamental specimens.

Baby Rita's may be green if fresh growth, will turn purple with growth, and heat and sun.

Each shipped box will contain cuttings from one -three different types of Opuntia/Nopales cuttings . They’ve been cut and dried on the edges and are ready now to be planted. They root very easily and when mature, they’ll produce flowers and fruit.

You can propagate these cuttings by additional cuts or by replanting the seeds as seen in picture.

Opuntia, also known as nopales or paddle cactus, is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae.

Currently, only prickly pears are included in this genus of about 200 species distributed throughout most of the Americas. Chollas are now separated into the genus Cylindropuntia, which some still consider a subgenus of Opuntia. Austrocylindropuntia, Corynopuntia and Micropuntia are also often included in the present genus, but like Cylindropuntia they seem rather well distinct. Brasiliopuntia and Miqueliopuntia are closer relatives of Opuntia.

The most commonly culinary species is the Indian Fig Opuntia (O. ficus-indica). Most culinary uses of the term “prickly pear” refer to this species. Prickly pears are also known as “tuna”, “nopal” or nopales, from the Nahuatl word nōpalli for the pads, or nostle, from the Nahuatl word nōchtli for the fruit; or paddle cactus. This and similar species are native to Mexico. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews

today I got my baby rita they are so beautiful im glad I bought them looking forward to buy more cactus soon thank you for fast shipping

6lbs Opuntia pads

The beautiful Opuntia pads arrived in beautiful shape Packaged well - zero damage I have them planted and now waiting for signs of new growth Well done The Succulent Source!

Amazing Customer Service

I needed these for an event center piece I was doing and I called them to see sizing ect so I could plan for the vases. They custom cut me 30 pieces to be what I was looking for. I received them in perfect condition and they really helped make our event look beautiful. I appreciate their awesome customer service to make sure I got exactly what I needed. It is amazing to actually communicate with an actual person doing the job instead of a robot, recording ect. It really makes a difference & I highly recommend this company.

Lynne K

Wow, they were larger than I was thinking they would be, but fun to work with. I used them in flower arrangements. Leather gloves are a good idea!

Amended review

I earlier gave a 2 star review of product. Owner contactwd me and wanted to make it right. I appreciate that it tells me this is a good compant. Its worth 2 more stars. I would buy from them again. Well done.

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