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



******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 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.

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 12 reviews
Great Quality

Ordered 6 lbs of opuntia along with some assorted succulents. Best quality succulents I've found and won't buy anywhere else now! Opuntia are rooting like crazy and you get so many I'm giving a lot of them away to friends. Succulent Source is the best for supplying my greenhouse with succulents and cacti!

Loved them!

Everything arrived in great shape! The cuttings were big and have already taken root. I am very happy with my purchase and will be buying from you all again!


Love, love, love...Would recommend The Succulent Source. I received all my cuttings in great shape and I have potted them all. Planning on doing some more buying. Received my order timely and very well packaged.

A+++ Experience

I ordered 18lbs of opuntia cuttings, shipping was fast and the whole order was incredibly affordable. Everything arrived in fantastic condition. I couldn't be more pleased!

Grandma's plants

Sorry this took so long busy with Thanksgiving . Love the cactus so amazing mine are have new growths already. I found a little trick put plastic bags over them growth is inproved will keep bags on for 6-8 weeks.

Thank you for ordering the Opuntia aka Nopales Cuttings. We are so glad you love them!!! Happy Holidays!