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I had a spineless prickly pear in my front yard. while I was gone last weekend the neighbor boy broke it off. now what can I do. It has 3 ears on it. is there anything I can do to save it? It was broken off at ground level.
lynn it will do fine...I had several of these in Sacramento and the kids were very hard on them and they just kept growing....when the kids broke them off and were not wanting to fess up ...they would just shove them in the ground and away they grew
They are tough!
They survive nicely my zone 5 without problems!
Wish I had the spinless ones!
Most PPs tend to sprawl along the ground rooting as they go!
Leave the pad on the soil surface and they start to send out roots in a week or so!
Lyn, when yours develop fruit I'd love a few seeds!
Quite a few are hardy to zone 3/4!
I have some pincushion types that are winter hardy to zone 3!!
My PPs become all wrinkled with temps down into the 10F range! They do that to reduce surface area! They look odd until the weather warms in the spring! Then they pads fill out and plump up!
, I would like some of the spineless also...i have the ones with the "stickers" and the little ones are always forgetting and getting into them and then we have to pick them out with light bread,,,if you have any seeds to share I would gladly pay postage,,..and I am also looking for any kind of stickerless cactus,,thank you for your time and kindness,,take care God bless you and your loved ones,,,Cassie
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