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Opuntia (Cactus)

Opuntia acanthocarpa (Meadview) Opuntia acanthocarpa (Meadview)
Starting from 3.50€
Opuntia azurea Opuntia azurea
Starting from 10.80€
Opuntia brasiliensis Opuntia brasiliensis
Starting from 3.60€
Opuntia corrugata Opuntia corrugata
Starting from 2.40€
Opuntia cylindrica f. crested Opuntia cylindrica f. crested
Starting from 2.40€
Opuntia engelmannii var. boskowitzii Opuntia engelmannii var. boskowitzii
Starting from 1.80€
Opuntia ficus indica Opuntia ficus indica
Starting from 7.00€
Opuntia fulgida f. crested Opuntia fulgida f. crested
Starting from 6.00€
Opuntia hintonii Opuntia hintonii
Starting from 5.60€
Opuntia humifusa Opuntia humifusa
Starting from 8.00€
Opuntia hystricina Opuntia hystricina
Starting from 7.20€
Opuntia invicta Opuntia invicta
Starting from 64.00€
Opuntia jamaicensis Opuntia jamaicensis
Starting from 9.00€
Opuntia macrocentra Opuntia macrocentra
Starting from 4.20€
Opuntia macrorhiza Opuntia macrorhiza
Starting from 7.20€
Opuntia microdasys Opuntia microdasys
Starting from 1.80€
Opuntia microdasys var. ondulata Opuntia microdasys var. ondulata
Starting from 4.00€
Opuntia miquelii Opuntia miquelii
Starting from 3.00€
Opuntia molesta Opuntia molesta
Starting from 6.00€
Opuntia pailana Opuntia pailana
Starting from 10.00€
Opuntia phaeacantha Opuntia phaeacantha
Starting from 12.00€
Opuntia polyacantha Opuntia polyacantha
Starting from 3.50€
Opuntia pottsii cv. Bochum Opuntia pottsii cv. Bochum
Starting from 12.00€
Opuntia quitensis Opuntia quitensis
Starting from 6.00€
Opuntia rauhii Opuntia rauhii
Starting from 4.00€
Opuntia rhodantha var. pisciformis Opuntia rhodantha var. pisciformis
Starting from 12.00€
Opuntia spinosior Opuntia spinosior
Starting from 3.60€
Opuntia strigil cv. Kurt Opuntia strigil cv. Kurt
Starting from 12.00€
Opuntia strobiliformis Opuntia strobiliformis
Starting from 4.00€
Opuntia subulata Opuntia subulata
Starting from 3.00€
Opuntia subulata f. crestata Opuntia subulata f. crestata
Starting from 36.00€
Opuntia subulata f. variegated Opuntia subulata f. variegated
Starting from 45.00€
Opuntia sulphurea Opuntia sulphurea
Starting from 8.00€
Opuntia tubiformis Opuntia tubiformis
Starting from 6.00€
Opuntia tuna f. monster Opuntia tuna f. monster
Starting from 3.20€
Opuntia vestita f. crested Opuntia vestita f. crested
Starting from 5.00€
Opuntia

Its name derives from Greek and was chosen in honor of Opunte, the capital of Locride - a region of ancient Greece. It is native to the American desert areas, but also grows spontaneously along the coasts of southern Italy, where it is possible to admire it of sometimes quite impressive dimensions. It is a very particular cactacea, which includes various species and therefore have very different characteristics: most of them have branched stems, that are segmented into flat articles, which are called "shovels" or "ears", with the well-known peculiarity of not only being equipped with spines, but also with glochids, or microscopic toothed spines, which easily remain attached to anything they touch. However, its dangerousness is compensated by pleasant showy flowers, similar to a wheel, and by large colorful fruits, often edible (the famous prickly pear is a very common example). The pulp of the blades also has a common use: the extract, obtained from it, is often used for body care, with its remarkable slimming and lipo-absorbing properties. You have never seen such a multifunctional and, at the same time, ornamental plant before!