Free Shipping on all orders! - Free Mini Golden Barrel Cactus for orders over $50.

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Sold out

Beavertail Prickly Pear

Notify me when this product is available:

Image 1 Image 2 Image 3

Also known as Opuntia basilaris. This low growing prickly pear cactus is from the Mojave desert and features beautiful pink flowers in the Spring. Extremely hardy prickly pear that thrives on neglect. Water sparingly. Hardy to the mid to low teens at night.

The beavertail prickly pear, with its unique growth habit and gorgeous pink flowers, makes it a popular choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, container gardens and other low-maintenance landscaping applications.

Prickly Pear design and application suggestions:

Opuntias, the prickly pear family of cacti, can be used in many different ways. In the landscape, the prickly pear family can be used as a very nice contrast to other cacti and succulents. The rounded pads, beautiful flowers of yellow, orange, red and pink plus different pad colors and sizes offer distinguished contrast in the landscape or in a nice container. Some prickly pear species can be used as a succulent groundcover. Some prickly pears, like the Santa Rita “purple” prickly pear, are ideal as unique pieces interspersed throughout the landscape or a nice contrast to a group of cacti and succulents in pots. Prickly pears are also very forgiving. They will tolerate the hottest parts of your landscape and like it! The prickly pear family also thrives on very little water and can take very cold overnight temperatures.

Prickly Pear design and application suggestions:

Opuntias, the prickly pear family of cacti, can be used in many different ways. In the landscape, the prickly pear family can be used as a very nice contrast to other cacti and succulents. The rounded pads, beautiful flowers of yellow, orange, red and pink plus different pad colors and sizes offer distinguished contrast in the landscape or in a nice container. Some prickly pear species can be used as a succulent groundcover. Some prickly pears, like the Santa Rita “purple” prickly pear, are ideal as unique pieces interspersed throughout the landscape or a nice contrast to a group of cacti and succulents in pots. Prickly pears are also very forgiving. They will tolerate the hottest parts of your landscape and like it! The prickly pear family also thrives on very little water and can take very cold overnight temperatures.

Why purchase our Prickly Pear?

Our prickly pears are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. You will not see any evidence of pads getting skinny and reaching for light. The prickly pears present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your new prickly pear cacti and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root.

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting. All of our plants are shipped bare root.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
100%
(11)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
Mark Dunning
Santa Rita “purple” prickly pear,

Cactus arrived in good shape had 3 ears. looks good so far.

P
Patricia Smith
Wonderful cactus

My beavertail prickly pear arrived in great shape, carefully wrapped, and with Clea instructions for planting and care. It was much larger than I'd expected, and appears quite healthy. I love it.

J
James Gish
Prickly love

Fine cultivar. Excellent condition. A great addition for us.

J
Jeffrey Radabaugh
Beautiful Cactus

The cactus arrived in excellent condition. I watered today for the first time after waiting 12 days. Looking a this cactus makes eager to see it grow new pads.

H
Heidi J
Just what I needed

Arrived very promptly, beautifully packed, with clear instructions that would be helpful for people unfamiliar with cacti.

Search