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Devil's-tongue Cactus - Opuntia humifusa Eastern prickly pear - Indian fig - Great outdoor cactus nopales - Size Options

Devil's-tongue Cactus - Opuntia humifusa Eastern prickly pear - Indian fig - Great outdoor cactus nopales - Size Options

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This species naturally occurs along the East Coast of the United States, mainly on barrier islands from the Florida Keys to coastal Massachusetts, and rarely inland, such as a small endangered population in Canada, specifically in Point Pelee National Park on Lake Erie.

This plant is very intolerant of shade and instead thrives in sunny, hot and dry environments with well-draining, sandy soil. Opuntia humifusa will grow in open areas in sandy, rocky and coastal scrub habits. It is capable of surviving cool winters unlike many cacti, although harsh winter storms are known to cause habitat loss.

The fruits are edible, but have small spiny bristles. The pulp can be scooped and the seeds strained out to make syrup or jelly. The seeds can be briefly roasted and ground into meal. Young cactus segments can be roasted to remove spines, then peeled and sliced to be eaten like string beans; alternatively, they can be deep fried. The leafy segments can be peeled and chewed for emergency hydration.


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