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To decorate the home there are plenty of plants from inside that give a certain aspect depending on the species you choose, and that’s something also very important to consider as they form an active part in the decoration. Among the many you can choose from is the prickly pear, a very versatile plant that not only decorates but also bears fruit and protects the environment, making it one of the best options for your home.

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The prickly pears are often especially in Mediterranean areas and has an oval shape but are flat and fleshy. They are green in color and have various thorns and fluff that can be very annoying if you touch them with your hands, as is the case with any cactus. Being plants from dry climates, they always reserve water inside and prevent it from evaporating. Take note of the care of the prickly pears: – Temperature: It adapts very well to very hot environments and even the most desert, being also normal that it always grows in the sun, although if the plants in pots do not need so much temperature, it will be enough with a little natural light and it will develop perfectly.

  • Soil : It does not usually have problems to germinate even if it is in a not very fertile soil, although it must be a very permeable soil so that the water can be channeled well and that the roots absorb as much as possible. Mix the soil you are going to use with clay, lime or sand.
  • Fertilizer : It is recommended once a year as it helps the soil not become caked and thus receive the nutrients that it may have lost since the time of planting or since the last time it was fertilized.
  • Irrigation : It should be moderate since, as I have said before, it has a great capacity to retain water. In summer is when you should give the most since it is hotter and it is also blooming, but be very careful in winter not to overwater as it can drown.
  • Fruits : They are called “prickly pears” and are usually ripe in spring. Be careful when separating them since the thorns of the blades can cut you, so always wear gloves and use a knife and a little water. Eliminate the lint that covers them.

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