Prickly Pear Cactus Science Education

Various Cactus

Common Name

Paddle Cactus

Habitat
Western Hemisphere. There are some 200 plus species distributed throughout the Americas.
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
They can be planted in the ground in a protected area to survive winter. They are edible and the paddles can be transplanted easily. Stake paddles if they become top heavy.
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.
Resource
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