Cactus “Prickly Pear”| Opuntia Ellisiana
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Cactus “Prickly Pear”| Opuntia Ellisiana

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Bring some desert energy into your home with the gorgeous Opuntia ellisiana, a spineless variety of cactus cultivated in Mexico and the south of Texas!Growing Pot Size: 10cm Key Information This quirky little cactus boasts wide, flat leaves that are free from spines! Makes the perfect gift.  Ultra low-maintenance. Easy...
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Cactus “Prickly Pear”| Opuntia Ellisiana

Bring some desert energy into your home with the gorgeous Opuntia ellisiana, a spineless variety of cactus cultivated in Mexico and the south of Texas!
Growing Pot Size: 10cm

Key Information

  • This quirky little cactus boasts wide, flat leaves that are free from spines!
  • Makes the perfect gift. 
  • Ultra low-maintenance.
  • Easy care level - great for new plant owners.
  • Growing Pot Size: 10cm.

Key Benefits: Spine Free!

The Opuntia ellisiana is a fascinating variety of cactus. Despite being a ‘Prickly Pear’, this variety is actually free from those pesky spines we know all too well! It’s a safe alternative to the classic cactus plant.

Cactus ‘Prickly Pear’ - Edible

Did you know that prickly pears are actually edible? In the right growing conditions, cacti will produce edible red fruit called ‘tunas’ that, upon correct preparation, can be eaten! They are said to have a mild, sweet flavour and resemble the texture of a kiwi fruit.

Where does it come from?

Cacti grow natively in hot, arid climates in South America. The spineless Opuntia ellisiana variety was first cultivated in Mexico and the south of Texas!

Plant Care Tips: Cactus ‘Prickly Pear’

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light and partial shade. Avoid exposure to full sunlight as this can scorch your cactus. 
  • Water: Cacti are drought tolerant plants, but still need water to survive. We recommend allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Water less frequently in winter. 
  • Humidity: In their natural habitat, cacti live in arid environments, meaning they can tolerate dry conditions. They have no specific humidity requirements. 
  • Temperature: Thrives at temperatures of 10-27°C. Avoid temperatures over 32°C and below 10°C.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix. 
  • Fertilizer: This plant doesn’t require much feeding, but will benefit from the occasional feed with a high potassium fertilizer in the summer months.
  • Propagation: Cacti can be propagated through seeds and stem cuttings. 

Pets: This plant is non-toxic, but we recommend keeping it out of reach from pets and children.

Cactus “Prickly Pear” - Common Issues and Questions

My cactus is turning yellow. What am I doing wrong?

If you find that your cactus is beginning to turn yellow, it probably means that it is sunburned. We recommend gradually moving it to a spot with more shade and indirect sunlight to allow it to acclimate properly.

Why is the base of my cactus plant rotting?

If the base of your cactus is rotting, it probably has root rot. This is a result of overwatering. Cacti require less watering than you might think, so remember to only water your plant when the soil has completely dried out. Remove the brown and mushy roots and repot any unaffected sections into a clean pot with fresh soil. 

Common Pests: Cacti can be susceptible to mealybugs, scale, whitefly, red spider mites, and thrip. Treat any infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil. 

*Decorative pots sold separately.

Shipping and Returns

We can ship to anywhere within Canada. However, it may take longer for you to receive your products if you live in a remote region, such as the Eastern Provinces, especially as we ship from BC.

Please allow up to five business days for your plant to be delivered. If you live in one of the Eastern Provinces, this may take slightly longer, typically around seven business days.

Please also note that tax rates vary dependent on province. These too will be calculated at checkout to comply with provincial laws.

We are happy to return any defective items you may have received. Please get in touch with our customer service team at and they will be more than happy to assist!

If your item is found to be defective or damaged, you will be entitled to a full refund. In many cases, we will not require the item be delivered back to us, however, in some circumstances we may request that this it is. If this is the case, our customer service team will gladly help you through this process.

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

Why Bloombox Club?

We started Bloombox Club with one intention. To deliver high-quality indoor plants to homes around the world. Our motivation? To introduce thousands to the calming and rejuvenating presence that having plantlife in the home brings. And what's more, we wanted to make this process as hassle-free and rewarding as possible.

Here are a few things that make this vision a reality.

  • High-Quality Canadian Plants: Our plants may have their origins around the world, yet they are all grown in our dedicated Canadian greenhouses in British Columbia, and to the highest of standards.
  • Unrivalled Customer Service: Our dedicated customer service team are ready to help! Send these plant-enthusiasts an email at
  • National Delivery Network: We believe that our plants should be available to every Canadian, that's why we deliver across the whole country, with no exception.

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