- Each Opuntia Albispina plant comes in a plastic 2-inch pot.
- Unit cost per pot for the 45-pack is $1.99 per plant. The unit cost per pot for the 90-pack is $1.88 per plant.
- Shipped via FedEx 2 – 3 day ground delivery. Orders are shipped Mondays and Tuesdays each week.
Welcome to the world of cacti with the Opuntia Albispina! This extraordinary 2-inch potted cactus, commonly known as the Angel Wing cactus, is a compact yet stunning addition to indoor or outdoor green spaces. Encased in an attractive blend of soft white spines and interspersed with vibrant yellow blooms during the flowering season, this cactus will indeed create a striking visual interest. Its hardiness and resilience make it perfect for seasoned plant enthusiasts and beginner gardeners. Ready to witness the wonders of desert beauty at home? Available in bulk, we offer a generous discount for orders of 45 or 90 cacti so that you can populate your space with these marvels of nature! Grab your Opuntia Albispina now and enjoy owning a piece of the arid landscapes.
Caring for Your 2-Inch Potted Cactus Opuntia Albispina
Lighting: Cacti thrive in bright and direct sunlight. Consider placing your Opuntia Albispina in a south-facing window to enjoy plenty of natural light. If you’re keeping it outdoors, ensure it gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. However, if you live in an extremely hot region, consider giving it some afternoon shade to prevent sunburn.
Watering: One crucial aspect of cactus care is to avoid overwatering. Water your Opuntia Albispina deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry completely between waterings. When the plant is dormant in the winter, you can cut back on watering even more. These plants are built for desert-like conditions, so they do well in drought and less well in consistently moist soil.
Soil: Good drainage is critical for your cactus to prevent root rot. Use a fast-draining cactus or succulent mix, and consider adding some extra perlite or sand to enhance drainage further. A pot with a drainage hole is highly recommended.
Temperature and Humidity: Opuntia Albispina prefers a warm and dry environment. It can handle temperatures between 50°F and 85°F (10°C and 29°C) and is not frost-tolerant. If you live in a cold climate, consider bringing your cactus indoors during winter to protect it from freezing temperatures.
Fertilizing: While not a must, your cactus would appreciate being fed during its growing season (spring and summer). Use a balanced, water-soluble cactus or succulent fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Fertilize once a month during the growing season and withhold fertilizing during winter.
Pruning and Repotting: Pruning is optional with cacti. However, if your Opuntia Albispina outgrows its pot, you can report it during the warmer months. Be careful when handling this cactus due to its spines; using tongs or thick gloves is advisable.
Pests and Diseases: Watch out for common cactus pests like mealybugs and scale insects. If your cactus appears sickly or its growth is stunted, consider consulting a plant care expert to identify the problem and find a solution.
Following these care tips, you should have a healthy and thriving Opuntia Albispina cactus gracing your home or garden with its unique beauty!