- Opuntia monacantha, more commonly known as Barbary fig, cochineal prickly pear or drooping prickly pear, is native to South America.
- It is an erect fleshy succulent plant that can grow up to 16 feet (5 m) tall. Its big trunk grows flat round-shaped branches at the top with drooping upper branches. Both its trunks and branches have multiple pointy spines of about 1-3 inches (3-7 cm) long that might grow in groups of 2 or 3. Its leaves are small and shed annually.
- O. monacantha produces showy yellow or orange red flowers from late spring to early autumn. Its fruits are green when immature and turn into fleshy purple red berries as they age.
- All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
- Full sun. Direct sunlight is necessary.
- A very low amount of water is required. Hot and dry atmosphere is best for Opuntia monacantha so overwatering could lead to root rot.
- Porous and well-drained potting soil.
- You can propagate either by cuttings or by seed.