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Q.Do Indian Fig Prickly Pears Self-generate And Spread Out In A Planted Area?

Zone Hastings, MN tt0ee | katenieb@gmail.com added on December 20, 2021 | Answered

I live in Zone 4 and have noticed on my walks that someone has prickly pear with yellow blossoms planted in their garden as a perrenial. I have purchased a purple prickly pear wedge and have rooted it. I want to try planting the Indian Fig variety because I think that is the same I have seen growing healthily here in our cold climate. My question is does a single rooted wedge self-generate and spread out in a planted are or do I need to buy multiple wedges/plants? Thank you

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Answered on December 20, 2021

It will, but slowly. The more you add, the faster it spreads!

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