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Opuntia Tuna Cactus

Opuntia Tuna Cactus

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Bring home a beautiful Opuntia tuna, it is also recognized as Tuna Cactus or Prickly Pear Cactus, is a remarkable and iconic succulent belonging to the Opuntia genus. Native to Mexico, this cactus thrives in diverse arid and semi-arid regions across the globe.

Opuntia tuna cactus is a beautiful and fascinating plant, it should be planted with care, especially in areas where it is considered invasive. In some regions, Opuntia species can spread rapidly and outcompete native plants.

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The actual product may slightly differ from the image shown, as it is indicative. The plant's shape, design, number of leaves, and size depend on seasonal availability.

Please note that the received product may not precisely match the displayed image due to natural variations in plant growth and availability. Flower/ Petals and some leaves may drop during transport, but new leaves will sprout again within few days. 

Plant Care: Upon receiving your live plants, it's essential to offer them water promptly to rejuvenate them after their journey. Position the plant in an area with indirect sunlight, allowing it to gradually regain its vitality.

Repotting Instructions: Once the plant has fully recovered, you may contemplate repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either within its current decorative pot or a new one. Ensure the selected pot features adequate drainage holes to prevent overwatering, especially if the decorative pot lacks these holes.

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    Plant Care

    Light & Temperature

    1. Cactus plants prefers full sun light .
    2. The average temperature maintained for them can be between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.
    3. They can thrive in moderate humidity.


    1. The plants cannot tolerate clayey or water-clogged soil.
    2. The plants require low water for growing and can be watered once a week during summers and once every 10-15 days in winters.
    3. Too much watering leads to leaf rot.


    1. Use a well-draining soil.
    2. Use an organic liquid fertilizer every 3-4 months.
    3. The soil should not be clayey and soggy.

    General Tips

    1. Non-Poisonous & Edible Fruit: Opuntia tuna, Tuna Cactus, isn't toxic to humans/animals. Its "tunas" (prickly pears) are edible & enjoyed worldwide.
    2. Defensive Spines: Tuna Cactus has sharp spines on pads as defense. Handle with care to avoid pricking.
    3. Water Storage Adaptation: Thick pads store water, aiding survival in dry climates. Ideal for hot and arid regions.

    Product Description

    Product Features

    • Paddle-like stems: Opuntia tuna has flat, paddle-shaped stems known as pads or cladodes. These pads are thick, fleshy, and covered in spines, which serve as a defense against herbivores.
    • Flowers: In the spring or early summer, Tuna Cactus produces vibrant and showy flowers that come in shades of yellow, orange, or red. The flowers are large and attractive, making the plant a stunning sight when in bloom.
    • Fruits: Following the flowers, the cactus produces edible fruits known as "tunas" or prickly pears. The fruits are oval-shaped and come in various colors, including green, yellow, orange, or red. They are sweet and juicy, commonly used in culinary dishes and beverages.
    • Growth habit: Opuntia tuna cactus is a fast-growing plant that can form large clumps over time.
    • Hardy and drought-tolerant: Tuna Cactus is highly adapted to arid environments and is well-suited for xeriscaping or water-wise gardens. It is incredibly drought-tolerant and can thrive in hot and dry conditions.
    • Sunlight and soil requirements: Opuntia tuna prefers full sun exposure and well-draining soil. It can tolerate poor soil conditions and is not overly fussy about its growing medium.
    • Propagation: This cactus can be easily propagated by planting pads or by collecting seeds from mature fruits.
    • Prickly spines: As with all Opuntia cacti, Opuntia tuna has sharp spines on its pads, which require careful handling to avoid injury.
    • Landscaping use: Due to its unique appearance and low-maintenance nature, Opuntia tuna cactus is commonly used in landscaping, rock gardens, and as a focal point in desert-themed gardens.

    Dimensions & Specifications

    • Size: Opuntia Tuna can vary in size depending on the growing conditions and age of the plant. Mature plants can reach a height of around 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 centimeters) and a width of approximately 2 to 6 Inch (5 to 15 centimeters). However, it's essential to note that the size can be influenced by various factors, and some varieties may be smaller or larger than the average dimensions.
    • Pads: The stems of Opuntia tuna are flat, paddle-shaped pads, also known as cladodes.
    • Spines: Tuna Cactus is covered in sharp spines on its pads, which serve as a protective mechanism against potential threats.
    • Flowers: The cactus produces vibrant and showy flowers in the spring or early summer. The flowers come in various colors, including yellow, orange, and red.
    • Fruits: Following the flowers, Opuntia tuna develops edible fruits called "tunas" or prickly pears. The fruits are typically oval-shaped and can be 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.5 centimeters) long.
    • Growth habit: Tuna Cactus is a fast-growing plant that can form large clumps over time. Its sprawling growth habit allows it to cover a considerable area.
    • Sunlight and soil requirements: Opuntia tuna thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. It is highly adapted to arid environments and can tolerate poor soil conditions.
    • Watering: This cactus is drought-tolerant and prefers infrequent, deep watering. Overwatering can be detrimental to its health.
    • Hardy nature: Opuntia tuna is well-suited for xeriscaping or water-wise gardens due to its ability to withstand hot and dry conditions.

    What's Included

    • A healthy Opuntia Tuna Cactus plant (3- 4 Stems per plan) (6-7 inch length of plant)
    • 4.5 inch Round Pot ( Randomly selected any color pot from  White/ Red/ Yellow/ Pink/ Black/ Green/ Blue Pot (As shown in the image)
    • Plant Marker x 1
    • Free Delivery - PAN India
    • GST Included

    Shipping & Returns

    • Delivery Period: This product is shipped using our trusted courier partners, and the delivery period is approximately 7 days, depending on the delivery location.
    • Timing of Delivery: Please note that your gift may be delivered prior to or after the requested date of delivery, if any. Different ordered items may be delivered through various delivery partners.
    • Non-Delivery Days: Our delivery partners do not operate on Sundays and National Holidays.
    • Delivery Confirmation: Our delivery partners do not call prior to delivering an order. We recommend providing an address where someone will be present to receive the package.
    • Address Change: Kindly note that the delivery cannot be redirected to any other address after the order has been dispatched.
    • Order Tracking: Once your order is dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive a tracking number to trace your delivery.
    • Plant Care: For live plants, we advise providing water as soon as the plant arrives, as it may get dehydrated during transit. Place the plant in indirect sunlight, and it will gradually regain vitality.
    • Repotting Instructions: After the plant has fully recovered, consider repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either in its current pot or a new one. Ensure the chosen pot has proper drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
    • Return Policy: Please note that return of live plants is not allowed. If you have any concerns, kindly share an opening video of package and pictures for consideration of a replacement claim.

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