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Opuntia basilaris            Family: Cactaceae   (Cactus)          
Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus, Rose Tuna Cactus

 

Picture of Opuntia basilaris

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

       
Type: Perennial, succulent
Hardiness range: 9A - 11
Height: 18" to 35" / 45cm to 90cm
Spread: n/a
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom color: Red, white, yellow
Bloom season: Mid Spring
Leaf color: n/a
Fruit color: Red
Water requirements: Dry
Soil pH requirements: Neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type: Sandy
Form: Irregular or sprawling
Landscape uses: Container, specimen
Attributes and features: Native to North America
   
Picture of Opuntia basilaris

 Photography by: Dr. Robert E. Lyons

Picture of Opuntia basilaris

 Photography by: Dr. Edward F. Gilman

 

 

Opuntia basilaris

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