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?
Prickly Pear in Shade
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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.