For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Plant of Florida

Prickly pear cacti typically grow with flat, rounded platyclades that are armed with two kinds of spines; large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike spines called glochids that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant.

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Many types of prickly pears grow into dense, tangled structures. There are many varieties, non-native imports and hybrids, so identification can often be difficult. See more picture from Plant of Florida blog.


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