If you want to add a unique and super easy-care plant to your garden, we recommend the prickly pear cactus.
It requires minimal care and boasts of beautiful blooming yellow flowers in early summer (depending upon your climate). Keep reading for more tips!
Grow your prickly pear cactus in full sun with very little water. Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer or use bone and blood meal for an all natural food.
Bonus – no need to worry about pests and diseases – because nothing bothers this cactus!
Prickly pear grows great in a patio pot or you can plant it directly in the ground depending on your zone. Overwinter your cactus outdoors in Zones 7-10. Be sure to wear gloves when handling – this is definitely a prickly plant!
Not only is this cactus a great garden addition, but like many other perennial plants and flowers (purple coneflower) the prickly pear family includes some varieties that have healthy medicinal properties.
It has been known to help treat diabetes, the immune system, and cholesterol.
Want to add even more yellow to your garden? Then you’ll love the forsythia bush!