Cactus, or pear, is a kind of cactus that grows in clumps of big leaves, also also known as pads or nopales. The cactus is prevented by the spines on the pads from being devoured by wild-life. Planting seeds can start a prickly-pear cactus, but progress is very sluggish. By planting a nopal from an prickly-pear propagating a plant is significantly faster.
Cut nopal, or a pad, from a prickly-pear cactus that is wholesome, utilizing a sharp knife. The nopal should be-at least SIX MONTHS months old.
Place the pad in a well-ventilated place until a a strong callus is formed by the cut edge. This could take longer or two months depending on humidity and climate. As a pad having a raw edge might rapidly rot allow lots of time.
Fill a planting container with coarse sand or pumice and equivalent parts garden soil. The container has at least one drainage hole in the underside.
Place the pad up right in the planting medium. Plant the pad no more than an inch-deep, and use a big rock to to keep it up right.
Place the container in bright sunlight. In the event that your home is in a climate with warm, extreme sunlight, situate the container so the sides of the nopal faces west and east.
Leave the container undisturbed for approximately a month, because the pad has saved moisture while it develops roots to maintain it, and do not add water.
Remove the rock after of a month. The pad should have roots that maintain it up right and anchor it.
Water the nopal and allow the soil to dry before watering again.