There are different types of Opuntia cactus. Opuntia is the biggest genus in the entire cactus family. They can be recognized by their classic prickly pear look. There are so many types of Opuntia cactus out there that are common houseplants and are known well for their jointed stems as well as their flattened pads. All kinds are easy to grow, provided of course that there is adequate lighting, well drained soil and warm temperatures during the growing season.
- Optunia cactuses are low-maintenance plants that will grow easily in most conditions, but they do require a warm climate during the growing season
- In addition to warmer temperatures, optunias also require direct light exposure in order to thrive, and they prefer a coarse, porous soil
- Many optunia cactus plant varieties produce flowers and some even produce edible fruits, while most of the plants themselves are edible as well
“There are many types of Opuntia cactus that are common houseplants and are known for their jointed stems and flattened pads.”