Rare Opuntia Santa Rita 'Baby' Purple Dwarf Cactus Plant
Hard-to-find purple Santa Rita 'Baby' dwarf cactus. Purple prickly pear cactus.
The pads turn deep purple in cold and with increased sun exposure.
Dwarf variety of Opuntia 'Santa Rita', gets 2' tall by 2-3' wide. It will stay even smaller if kept in a pot. Flowers and fruits in Spring / Summer.
You will receive the plant pictured or one almost identical. It is a rooted, well-established cactus currently growing in a 2" container. This cactus ships bare root.
Cactus should be repotted on a warm day, let the roots settle for a day or two in the shade before watering and moving to more sun.
Handling tips: Wet the pad before planting (keeps the tiny hair-like prickers from flying) and use kitchen tongs - with rubber covers over the tips - to handle the cactus without scarring them while repotting.
Peak growth season; Summer
Propagation: Take cuttings during growth season, Spring is ideal. Pot on a warm, sunny day.
Water when soil is dry to the touch. Will require more water in the Summer.
Your succulent will be wrapped with care and shipped with extra padding in the box. Plants can take 1-5 days to prep for shipping and weather can impact the prep time. We ship as quickly as is safe for your plant.
If you will be experiencing below freezing temperatures, please add a heat pack to your order (available as a separate product).
Materials: sand, pea gravel, cactus potting soil, live plant, cactus, real cactus, garden plant, landscape plant, cactus garden.
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- Live plants take 3-5 days to prepare for shipping.
- We are currently shipping Monday-Friday.
- It is safe to ship in winter, however we do recommend adding a heat pack if you are experiencing extended freezing temperatures. Heat packs must be added for cold climates Nov - Mar to qualify for the guarantee.
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HOW YOUR PLANT LOOKS
We can not guarantee that your plant will be in bloom or display the same colors as those pictured. Please allow for some variance amongst live plants. Coloration is determined by individual plant, season, environment and/or care conditions (and even your computer monitor can effect appearance of plants in pictures). Note that our photos were also take under ideal natural lighting conditions.
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