Santa-Rita Prickly Pear / Violet Prickly Pear / Purple Prickly Pear
This plants habitat is Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, USA and south into Baja California, Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico. This plant grows best in full sun. The pads will show many tones of purple when stressed with strong sunlight or winter cold. Hardy to 25F. This form is spineless, but the random spine can occur. This plant needs water when growing and very little to none during the dormant time. This plant produces beautiful yellow flowers. This plant is a medium height (3 to 6ft) shrubby tree-like grower.