Tag Archives: prickly pear cactus

Sprouting Cactus Pads

Ever noticed how cactus grows new pads?

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Many seem to pop out near decayed parts of the plant.

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Insects on a prickly pear cactus

These insects made their home on a large prickly pear cactus this summer.¬† When the flowers dried and fell, ¬†they moved elsewhere. I’m not sure if that was a coincidence.

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These moved as a unit. When I put my hand near them, they evenly spread apart.

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What will the cactus attract next summer?