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Is there something wrong with the prickly pear main pad? #457641

Asked May 29, 2018, 1:59 AM EDT

- First, Im not sure that I took the right care of my pricklypear. It seems strange each day. What is the yellow bruised on the main pad? - Second, The shape of the pricklypear’s pad is suppose to be a circle (like the main pad) but the newbie pads turns to be oval shape. Could you please give an advise how to grow them in the right shape? Thank you so much

King County Outside United States

Expert Response

Cactus need correct light conditions and also often grow a variety of shapes. Here is a prior question and answer about Opuntia prickly pear which may answer your question: https://ask.extension.org/questions/453201
Jacki Dougan Replied May 29, 2018, 10:17 AM EDT

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