Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)
Prickly Pear Cactus is the original looking cacti cluster that people commonly associate with the term cactus. Native to many different desert parts in the Southwest, there's no better way than to achieve that Arizona desert look for your landscape then adding some Prickly Pear Cacti. They produce large yellow blooms which form the classic cactus fruit that's purple when ripe. Prickly pear are light green but can get a shade of purple when the weather is cooler.
Naturally suited to our environment and moderately fast growers, Prickly Pear Cactus doesn't require much watering or care after they're established. Prickly Pear Cactus are the safe bet to plant when you want that classic Arizona feel to any landscape.
Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant