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.Requirements
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.