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*Spineless Opuntia Cactus: Does not have long sharp spines. The tiny glochids (short prickles) can be irritating to the skin if the plant is not handled correctly. When handling the Cactus grab the pads between the glochid, the dots/small bumps on the pads.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: Prickly Pear CactusScientific Name: Opuntia cochenillifera-Care Recommendations By The Dude-Best for These Animals:Bio Dude Substrates: TerraSahara, Some TerraAranea
The Dude recommends utilizing this BioShot for desert terrarium plants.
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 encourage foraging in your reptiles.
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 6" Opuntia Cactus Prickly Pear plant / Plant is Shipped bare root wrapped in paper and packaged individually when ordered.
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