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Opuntia microdasys

A classic, low-clumping form. The small pad-like stems are spine-less, with fine, hair-like prickles. Popular with cacti enthusiasts, it is easy to cultivate and nice to look at. More
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A classic, low-clumping form. The small pad-like stems are spine-less, with fine, hair-like prickles.

Popular with cacti enthusiasts, it is easy to cultivate and nice to look at.

Genus Opuntia
Group microdasys
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Polka-Dot Cactus
Border Position Container
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Grow in pots indoors in bright, airy conditions, in cactus compost. Water sparingly and feed fortnightly. Reduce watering in autumn When the days become shorter.
Care Tips Cacti do require some attention despite many thinking that they are happy being neglected. Every 6 months give the soil a good soaking, so that water runs out of the 'drainage holes' of the pots and in between simply mist them. An annual feed will keep them in fine form.
Flowering July
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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