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Q.Hi, I’ve raised many prickly pears from seed and they are now 6 to 8 inches tall but they aren’t stable without a stick.

Zone Birmingham, England | Anonymous added on September 20, 2019 | Answered

Should I plant them deep into the cactus medium or will this risk rot. Also I live in the middle of England where we do occasionally get quite hard frosts. what’s the minimum freeze temperature they will endure please.
Many Thanks, Geoff Collins

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Answered on September 22, 2019

Prickly pears are hardy to 20 degrees F (-6.7 C), according to the USDA hardiness zones.

I wouldn't plant them deeper into the soil. Are they possibly getting too much water? They should stablize on their own.


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