Opuntia ficus-indica is fruitful shrub without trunk, but with fleshy parts which are the leaves. It is a multibranching plant and can reach 3-5 meters.
There are many common English names for Opuntia ficus-indica such as Indian fig opuntia, Barbary fig, cactus pear, spineless cactus
Its flowers are yellow and bloom in summer
The fruit of the prickly pear has small thorns on its surface.
It grows in dry, sandy, neutral or alkaline soils and full sun.
Suitable for coastal planting.
The fruit and the plant find many applications around the world: