Prickly Pear

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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear has gone from "common weed" to "Superfood" in the course of the last decade. The paddle cactus, which is also known as "Opuntia", is fast becoming a staple in both the garden and beauty realm.

Why We Like It

Prickly Pear is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant, but it's also edible! Try making our signature Nopal Green Smoothie (which uses the fruit of Prickly Pear) for an energizing, skin-softening pick-me-up.


Like most cacti, Prickly Pear are virtually impossible to kill. Plant in your garden or pot in your windowsill and let them chill-- as long as they have full sun, they can subsist on watering only once every 2- or 3- weeks.

Where It Belongs

Cacti do particularly well in drought gardens of the South West, but they love South-, East- and West-facing windowsills.

Fountain of Youth

Prickly Pear oil is the latest skincare craze: the serum contains large amounts of Vitamin E, anti-inflammatory flavonoids, and linoleic acid (which stimulates healthy cell production and encourages turnover), all of which results in healthy, glowing skin.