Also known as Prickly Pear cactus, it has stems divided into flat paddle-like segments. It is about 16" tall and comes in a 6" nursery pot.
Lighting: Bright. Thrives in direct sunlight for 3-4 hours a day. It tolerates indirect light but will not grow as quickly.
Watering: Only water when the soil is dry.
Best spot: Indoors, protected from the cold. Best in a bright location with direct sunlight. Turn it regularly so it does not grow lopsided.
Pet Friendly? No.
Child Friendly? No. The latex, or sap, is toxic. It can cause dermatitis or other skin, nausea and vomiting if ingested.