Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 5a from -20° F to -15° F (-28.9 ° C to -26.1° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: In the Spring
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests
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Basc Care for Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’
Watering for Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring and fall. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’"
Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ needs full sun to partial shade in order to thrive. While this variety needs plenty of bright light, it is important not to place it in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as this can cause damage or scorching to the leaves and stems. A shadier spot with indirect light could be just what Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ needs.
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
One way to propagate Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ is by cutting
Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ is not known to pose any significant health risks, as it is not considered to be toxic. However, it is best to keep the plant away from young children and pets, as they may ingest some of the parts of this plant that could contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation.
Pests and Diseases
Opuntia ‘Pina Colada’ is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.
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