Opuntia aka Nopales Cuttings ****READ DESCRIPTION****

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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 for a variety of uses. They root very easily and when mature, they’ll produce flowers and fruit.

******All of our 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 if you are considering doing so!!!!

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. 


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