Warm Hand - Velvet Opuntia - Nopal Cactus -Opuntia cochenillifera-Edible-6" Pot
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This variety of opuntia has thorn less, pleasant to touch thick leaves. During summer hot day leaves warm up and their touch reminds of a warm hand touch. The plant will form a nice ornamental shrub. Also makes a great house plant. Flowers are bright red to crimson. Very fast growing, will thrive in neglect, tolerates almost any conditions. Perfect plant for a lazy gardener. This is a nearly spineless variety of cactus that is easy to prepare, and has a delightful taste both raw and cooked. Opuntia cochenillifera is loaded with potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper, zinc and iron, as well as thiamine, lutein, niacin, riboflavin and beta-carotene. Immediate shipping in 6" pot.
Easy to grow, indoors or out. Hardy in zones 9-10.