Spineless Prickly Pear - For collection

  • Spineless Prickly Pear
  • Botanical name: Opuntia Ellisiana
  • Easy care
  • Pet friendly

The Opuntia Ellisiana, most commonly known as Spineless Prickly Pear, is a pet friendly cactus characterised by its bright red fruits called tunas.

It has a unique lack of prickles which makes it very easy to handle at home.

Our Spineless Prickly Pear can live happily ever after in one of our ceramic planters

Care tips for a Spineless Prickly Pear:


  • If well drained, this cactus prefers an evenly moist soil, especially during spring and summer, however it is also drought tolerant.
  • We recommend watering 2-3 times a month during the growing season. But reduce watering during autumn and winter.
  • Never leave your Prickly Pear sitting in water as this will cause root rot.


  • Bright position, ideally 4-6 hours of sunlight in spring and summer.


  • Slow growing unless in optimal conditions.


  • The Prickly Pear is pet friendly.


  • Pot diameter : 10cm
  • Pot height : 8 cm
  • Plant Height (including the plastic nursery pot) : 15 - 20 cm

  • Important: This plant is available for collection. To purchase it and collect it at the store, please send as an e-mail with the name of the plant and quantity to


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