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Q.Prickly pear: does it take more than a few weeks for a new plant from seed (tiny shoot) to begin developing a pad?

Zone Regina, SK (indoor plant) | hangblague added on March 19, 2019 | Answered

Tiny shoot with two leaves emerged from seed, nothing since, for a number of weeks.

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Answered on March 19, 2019

It can. What kind of light do you have this under? this can be a slow process without the proper lighting.

You will want to try and provide similar conditions to what they will see in nature. This article will give you more information on the care that these require: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/prickly-pear/growing-prickly-pear.htm

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Answered on March 19, 2019

Thanks for the answer. It is in a pot beside a South facing window so gets a fair amount of natural and artificial light.

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