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Opuntia indica

It is an evergreen plant belonging to the family Cactaceae. It has an erect trunk and it can reach several meters in height. The leaves, called shovels are oval and they are covered by small thorns: at the end of these shovels, during the spring, the flowers (yellow-red) come out and then they turn into fruits. It has scarce water needs and it even withstands harsh winters. Blooming starts during the summer and it lasts until autumn.

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Botanical name

Botanical name

Opuntia Indica

Common name

Common name

Fico d’India

Variety

Variety

Flower color

Flower color

Rosso, giallo

Temperature

Temperature

min -5°

Exposure

Exposure

Pieno sole

Water needs

Water needs

Basse

Flowering

Flowering

Primaverile-estiva

Availability

Availability

Marzo

Availability

March

Exposure

Full sun

Flowering

Spring, Summer

Water need

Low