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Q.Can You Eat Ornamental Cactus? Not Sure The Name. Look Like Nopales But Small.

Zone Philadelphia, PA | Linda Anassan added on May 21, 2023 | Answered

I got it from a plant outside. Can handle snow and cold. Planted indoors. When a ‘leaf’ breaks of i would like to eat it as you do with the large version, i believe is called nopales. Is it ok?

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Answered on May 22, 2023

This does look, to me, to be Opuntia. All in this species are edible.


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