Opuntia phaeacantha is a vibrant succulent species that would add a touch of exotics to any living space. Its fleshy green stems, sometimes with a subtle hint of blue or purple, offer a striking visual contrast to the calm interior atmosphere.
Commonly known as Desert Prickly Pear, Tulip Prickly Pear, or Brown-spine Prickly Pear, Opuntia phaeacantha is an evergreen species of the Cactaceae family. Native to dry and hot climates, this prickly succulent is found across the southwestern United States, the lower Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This desert succulent has flattened, paddle-shaped stems covered with small pricks. While Tulip Prickly Pear may not flower indoors, in its natural habitat, it produces stunning yellow flowers that typically bloom in spring.