Giant Dinner Plate Cactus

Opuntia

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Item Attributes
flower color
yellow
type
cutting
height
12 feet
exposure
sun
usage
landscape
irrigation
low water use
Giant Dinner Plate Cactus
Item Description

Opuntia  rubusta orbiculata also known as the Giant Dinner Plate Cactus or Prickly Pear Cactus is native to Mexico.

The large blue orbicular or nearly so glaucous pads can attain 16 inches in diameter and be 1 inch thick have stout white with brown or yellowish base  spines  to 2 inches long . In time this Opuntia  can become quite large we have one here that has been planted for about 25 years that is 10 feet tall by about 10 feet wide. Bright yellow flowers 2 inches long show quit well against the blue gray of the pad, followed by the fruit which is an iridescent red 3 to 3 ½ inches long and delicious. In Mexico the Dinner Plate Cactus pad is filleted to make the culinary delight know as  Corazon de Nopal.

We are offering a pad that we will cut from our parent plants they are very easy to root. It will be 8 to 12inches in diameter.