Drooping Prickly Pear Cactus Science Education

Various Cactus

Common Name

Drooping Prickly Pear, Cochineal Prickly Pear, Barbary Fig

Habitat
Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Also found in Australia and South Africa. Likes moist lowland forests and sandy shores. In some areas considered invasive species.
Care
Very hearty, require little maintenance and water. Allow pot to dry out before re-watering. Drought tolerant.
Location
Indoors though can go outdoors in its container when nights are above 50 degrees.
Observation
The paddles can be transplanted easily. Main trunk grows tall with the paddles growing from the trunk and each other.
Geology
Native to tropical and southern Africa, however is found in many parts of the world, including Western Australia and California. It is a flowering perennial herb.
Kingdom
Plantae
Science
Scientific study of plants. Botanical research increase and improve our supply of medicines, foods, fibers, building materials, and other plant products.
Life Science, Biochemistry, Bilogical Sciences, Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Entomology.
Conservation
Not considered to be threatened.
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