Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus | Opuntia Basilaris – The Cactus Outlet

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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 teens at night.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Thomas Dzwonkus
Beaver Tail Cactus

A beautiful plant. Very healthy

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Barb Fulitano

Love cactuses! Ordered a Prickly Pear and it is perfect and will order more

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Cecilia Levin
Beavertail Prickly Pear

I just received my Beavertail Prickly Pear plant from The Cactus Outlet. The plant really does look like a beaver's tail. my order came in a timely manner and was packaged well
Time now to enjoy my purchase!!!

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Gemma Morin
A Strong Cactus

This cactus actually requires you to water it less than you think, which is perfect since i'm a little lazy when it comes to caring for plants. Despite my carelessness, this plant has held up wonderfully throughout the time I have had it so far.

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Jonathon Coates
"Prickly" is right!!

I love how the pads actually look like little beaver tails.... but they are prickly so be aware when handling!