Opuntia Santa Rita - Prickly Pear 2 gallon pot
The Opuntia Santa Rita is a succulent shrub that has thick fleshy pads that turn purple in the winter or with direct sun and drought. It will produce yellow flowers in the spring.
This cactus thrives in full sun and will do well outdoors in the summer. If growing indoors place in a sunny window, the additional use of a grow light is recommended.
In the summer months water every 2 weeks or so, allowing the soil to dry out between watering. Cut back on watering in the colder months.