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A whole pad cutting of Opuntia sp. Completely spineless, these cacti are easy to propagate by simply planting the bottom in the Dude's Terra Sahara, re-hydrate, provide light and watch them grow! This is not the established plant the Dude offers, but just a whole pad.
Each pad will be around 5"-8" long and about 2" - 4" wide.
*Spineless Opuntia Cactus
The Dude recommends utilizing his BioShot for desert terrarium plants.
*The plant pictured is not necessarily the plant you will receive, but will be same size and shape*
Common Name: Variegated Prickly Pear Cactus
Scientific Name: Opuntia cochenillifera var. variegata
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraSahara, Some TerraAranea
Soil Depth: All soil depths with proper drainage
Humidity & Misting: 0%-40% / Not Recommended
Mature Plant Size & Root System: Opuntia are fast-growing cacti with succulent paddle-like leaves which are very sturdy. The paddles may be easily pruned (and propagated!) as desired/ Shallow fibrous root system will mature thick main roots for anchorage
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: High heat/drought tolerance / Background or corner piece
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed and Opuntia in general are an extremely healthy nutrient source in which you can feed your reptiles. Naturally high in Calcium and vitamins, Opuntia is a great option for your omnivores as a supplemental snack and will naturally enourage foraging in your reptiles.
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single Spineless Variegated Opuntia Cactus Prickly Pear Pad Cutting/ Cutting is Shipped bare root wrapped in newspaper