The Opuntia Subulata grows to approx. 30-35cm, with branching cylindrical stems that have long, pale yellow spines. Reddish flowers appear in the summer. This plant requires bright light and normal cactus soil.
This popular Christmas houseplant makes a great addition to nearly any indoor setting making it an exceptional candidate for gift giving.
The plant requires frequent and thorough watering, during its active growth in spring and summer, keeping the soil slightly moist. Allow moisture levels to drop and dry out some between watering intervals, but never completely, and never let the plant sit in water, as this will lead to root and stem rot.
Apply a mild houseplant fertiliser solution every fortnight or so to keep it healthy.