Prickly Pear Cactus Varieties?

Answer The prickly pear (Platyopuntia spp.) is a subgenus of fruiting cacti that belong to the Opuntia genus, a member of the cactus family. The Opuntia genus consists of about 300 species of plants chara... Read More »

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How to How to Eat Prickly Pear Cactus?

Prickly pear cactus has been a staple of the Mexican and Central American diet for thousands of years. In parts of the U.S. it has been gaining popularity as an exotic, gourmet and healthy addition... Read More »

Uses for Prickly Pear Cactus?

Prickly pears constitute a large and diverse group of cacti. In fact, the name can refer to virtually any member of the genus Opuntia. Opuntia is the largest genus in the cactus family and possesse... Read More »

How can the prickly pear cactus be used?

Prickly pear cactus [Opuntia spp] can be used for artistic purposes, as models for paintings and pottery. It can be used for conservation of soil and of water. Its roots feed the underground soil f... Read More »

Types of Prickly Pear Cactus?

All types of prickly pear cactus grow naturally in the North American deserts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and neighboring states. The species belong to the Opuntia genus (Cactaceae family).... Read More »