Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly pear in shade

Zone Scottsdale | Billdehn added on January 5, 2016 | Answered

We have a garden area in a courtyard in Arizona that never gets direct sun. I'd like to plant an opuntia because of shape and texture. Can it survive, even if it doesn't grow much there?

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Answered on January 6, 2016

Prickly Pear Cactus does need a dry, full sun location.

Will it survive? It likely would survive but not thrive.

I might suggest Agave victoria, Agave porryi or a Euphorbia.
These would be nice specimen plants that would thrive in a shade location.

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