Prickly Pear Cactus ‘Old Mexico’


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Prickly Pear Cactus Old Mexico is a captivating cactus cultivar celebrated for its distinctive and ornamental qualities. This Opuntia, also known as a prickly pear or paddle cactus, showcases flattened, elliptical pads with a mesmerizing blend of blue-gray and lavender tones. The striking coloration intensifies under bright sunlight, creating a visually arresting display. ‘Old Mexico’ is adorned with clusters of tiny, golden glochids and occasional spines along its edges, adding an intriguing texture.

Renowned for its resilience, Opuntia Gomei ‘Old Mexico’ is well-suited to arid landscapes, thriving in well-draining soil and full sunlight. The plant’s low water requirements make it an excellent choice for xeriscaping. Its architectural structure and eye-catching colors make it a sought-after addition to succulent gardens, providing a touch of desert elegance. ‘Old Mexico’ is a living testament to the beauty and adaptability of desert flora, offering both aesthetic appeal and minimal maintenance for arid landscape enthusiasts.

Dimensions 6303710 × 63028719 in

Full Sun, Part Sun

Foiliage Habit


Fruit Ripens


Growth Rate


Foilage Color


Soil PH

Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil Type(s)

Clay, Loam, Sandy

Fall Color


Flowering Season(s)

Spring, Summer, Winter

Flower Color



Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11

Water Usage

Moderate, High

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