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Prickly pear in shade

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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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 01/06/2016 @ 1:10 am

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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