Extremely Large Prickly Pear Pads 3 - Opuntia Ficus-indica Prickly Pear Cactus - fs

Looking Sharp Cactus LLC

$34.99 Sale price

Regular price $34.99

Very large species of prickly pear. Grow your own right in your own backyard with these cactus pad. Cold hardy and require very little water. Indian fig, Tuna Cactus, Burbank's Spineless Cactus, Burbank Prickly Pear

This will give you your own CACTUS GARDEN to amaze your friends with these strange and unique plants. They are HARDY, they FLOWER (different flower colors for different species), you can EAT THEM (jellies, beverages...), WILDLIFE love them, they are EASY TO CARE FOR and this species grows very tall!

* Be sure to click through all the great pictures!

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

🌵 3 cactus pads (not whole plant shown)
🌵 Planting instructions.


SHIPPING:
🌵🌵 EACH SET OF 3 PADS SHIP IN THEIR OWN FLAT RATE BOX. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE CACTUS PAD ORDERS PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE ORDERING FOR A CUSTOM ORDER LINK. BE SURE TO TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AND I'LL MAKE YOU YOUR OWN LISTING. 🌵🌵


🌵🌵 WANT TO SEE MORE AMAZING CACTUS ITEMS? 🌵🌵

* CLICK LINK TO SEE fabulous gifts
- bottle gardens
- cactus cuttings


**PLEASE READ:**

I have a Department of Agriculture License to sell and ship plants. Be sure when you buy plants online that you buy from someone who has invested the many hundreds of dollars it takes to get this license and the Department of Agriculture inspections that go with the license. These inspections prevent the spread of diseases and insects. Plus the license let’s you know you are NOT supporting a cactus thief that illegally took cactus from the wild. All my cactus are grown here in Tucson AZ and NOT stolen from the wild.


* Common Name: Indian fig, Tuna Cactus, Burbank's Spineless Cactus, Burbank Prickly Pear

* From: “Found in locations all over the world!”

* Care: Hardy to around 20 degrees farenheit. “It can be easily rooted from cuttings and requires no special soil or situation. It can take full sun as well as partial shade and is rather fast to establish and grow.”

* Size of plant: “Very large species of Opuntia. Can reach over 15 feet in height and over 10 feet in width.”

* Flowers: “Yellow to very light orange/yellow that will usually change to a darker orange color by late afternoon.”

* For pictures of plant and or flowers please copy these links into your browser:
http://www.tucsoncactus.org/cgi-bin/db/dbman/db.cgi*db=default&uid=default&Species=ficus-indica&view_records=View+Records

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_ficus-indica



* SEVEN species of prickly pear grown here on my land in Arizona! I cut them to order and send them to you pronto.

* Please SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS for all the types of cactus I have available. Additional cuttings for sale can be found by going to my store.  I DO CUSTOM ORDERS! Just convo me.

Very easy to care for. Just plant in dry soil (outside or in a container) in full or partial sun, and water only after the roots have come out in a few weeks. Some water once in a while is about all they require. Almost the only way to kill cactus is to never ever water it, water it all the time or freeze it completely.

If you live in a cold area of the country I would suggest planting 1 pad per pot and keeping them on the porch or inside by a window until the weather warms up again. Plant in any type of soil as long as you let the soil dry out completely before you water it again.

These species all grow at my house outside and we get a light dusting of snow. They just won't tolerate the cold until they are a bit bigger.

If you have turtles, tortoises, iguanas, bearded dragons... they will love to eat cactus pads. Especially when the pads are just starting to grow and the new pads are soft and green. You can make yourself jellies and prickly pear lemonade from the cactus fruit!

THIS SPECIES IS ALMOST SPINES BUT USE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING AND WEAR LEATHER GLOVES OR USE KITCHEN TONGS TO AVOID GLOCHIDS (HAIRLIKE SPINES).

SHIPS SUPER FAST! Please purchase a heat pack from me if you are shipping in extremely cold weather. You can also have your packages held for pickup at the local post office to keep them off your hot/cold doorstep.



*** I usually ship with USPS Priority Flat Rate boxes but I can get you a quote to ship with a Regional Rate box or another shipping method depending on weight and how many pads I can fit in a box. **


Please visit my shop to see the creative things I'm doing with glass bottles, cactus, succulents and even air plants!

How Long Until My Order Ships?

* Contact me if you need your item shipped ASAP. For non urgent shipments I need 3-5 business days to personally handcraft your order and then transit time of 2-4 days for Priority Mail and 1-3 days for Express Mail. (Steel address planters take 1-2 weeks production time)

* I offer FAST USPS Priority Mail, cheaper USPS Ground or FedEx at checkout. 

* Again please contact me if you need a rush order. Otherwise I will ship in 3-5 business days since I personally hand make each and every order myself. Sometimes I can ship sooner if I can get my little ones to bed early :)

* Unless you request otherwise, I try to ship all orders containing plants Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so they don't end up sitting in a post office or postal truck over the weekend.

 

How much is shipping?

* To get a shipping quote please add one or more of my handcrafted items to your shopping cart then proceed to checkout. This will give you several shipping options. 

* PLEASE CONTACT ME if you are ordering 2+ items and are quoted > $29 to ship 2 alcohol bottle items. Also contact me if you are charged >$15 to ship 2 drinking glasses.

* Live plant items must ship with Priority Mail.

* Small items under 1 pound can ship with slow but cheaper USPS First Class Mail.  No insurance is included with First Class Mail but you can upgrade to Priority Mail which includes up to $100 in shipping insurance.

* FedEx or UPS is slower than USPS Priority Mail, but may be cheaper for orders needing larger boxes or orders that are heavy. 

** The online shipping calculator is usually correct.  If you are placing a large order with many items you can email me and ask me to review your shipping quote.  I may need several days to review your shipping quote for accuracy.  For a shipping quote review please email me a screen shot showing all items in your order, the shipping rates being quoted and the address the items are being shipped to. With this information I can look for cheaper shipping and get back to you in a few days. 

* FYI Shipping companies are now charging “Dimensional Shipping” rates.  This means that the rate is often based on the box size even if the box doesn’t weigh very much.  I may send you a 3 pound box but they will charge box of us for a 13 pound shipment because that is the rate they have assigned to that size box.  I use the most economical boxing I can but my items need lots of padding to protect from breakage.

 

I want a bottle I don’t see in your shop:

* Do you have a favorite alcohol bottle? Contact me to see if I have your favorite bottle in stock. My husband complains that my bottle collection takes up too much room! I have lots of bottles that don’t get listed because I only have 1 of them or because my little ones keep me too busy to put all my items online.

* Do you have a special bottle that is just sitting around taking up space? You can mail me your favorite bottle and I would be happy to make it into the perfect gift by turning your favorite bottle into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders!

 

About my bottles:

* Remember to ZOOM IN on my pictures, look at the edges and see what a difference professional machining makes!

* I also apply a surface protectant to the bottle itself that repels fingerprints, hard water minerals... Giving the bottle a brighter appearance and making fingerprints easy to wipe away.

* My bottles come from friends, country clubs and restaurants. I take pride in what I make and only ship bottles I would use as gifts. We are giving new life to a used bottle that otherwise would have spent nearly 1 million years in a landfill! True! If the quality of the label or the color of the foil on the bottle neck (when included) is important please let me know and I will do my best to find a bottle that is just right for you.

 

Can I pick my bottle?

* You can pick some aspects:


- Use the drop down menu to select if you want a drainage slit in your bottle. Plants will do better if you add a drainage hole.


- (For Wine Bottles) label on or label off? Please use drop down menu to select label on or off.


- Wine bottles come in various shades of brown, green, clear... I will select a beautiful colored bottle for you unless you send me a specification. Wine bottles maybe cork top or screw top, red wine bottle, white wine bottle or a champagne bottle in shape (based on availability).


* If you have a strong preference please send me your preferences in the "NOTES" section during CHECKOUT. Bottle colors/bottle shapes are subject to availability and there may be an extra charge for special requests such as a particular brand, bottle shape & glass color.  I have to charge a fee for such requests because it can take me a very long time to unpack all my bottles to find one that meets all of your specifications.  

 

Custom and personalized orders

* For a custom order just email me with what you need. I’ll type it up as a custom order that you can purchase just like a normal listing.


* Do you have a favorite bottle or are you looking to give a mind blowing gift? I can use one of my bottles (or you can mail me your bottle) to make them the perfect gift. Perhaps turn a favorite bottle or brand of alcohol into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders.


* Want to buy wholesale? The more you buy the bigger the discount.  Email me with how many you need, when you need them and your shipping zip code.

 

How do I order a custom order or get a discount buying wholesale?

* For a custom order please email me with your needs. I’ll type it up as a custom order that you can purchase just like a normal listing.

* Do you have a favorite bottle or are you looking to give a mind blowing gift? I can use one of my bottles (or you can mail me your bottle) to make them the perfect gift. Perhaps turn a favorite bottle or brand of alcohol into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders.

* Want to buy wholesale? The more you buy the bigger the discount. Email me with how many you need, when you need them and your shipping zip code. 

 

How do you cut the bottles?

* I cut your bottle using professional lapidary equipment. Some of which I inherited from my beloved late grandpa Pop pop. As a teenage he started teaching me. Now I'm grown with children of my own. I'm using what he taught me to make a living while I take a break from teaching to be with my little ones. His professional equipment and and my attention to detail is why my bottles have such beautiful, safe edges.

PLEASE ZOOM IN on the photos and see how beautiful the edges are on my professionally cut bottles! I take pride in my work and this is a gift you will be proud to send.

FYI this glass was not originally intentioned for it's new purpose in life so PLEASE HAND WASH AND DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER. Enjoy!

 

How can I get coupons?

You can get DISCOUNT CODES, notice of SALES and GIVEAWAYS by following @lookingsharpcactus on Instagram and on Facebook! Looking for a coupon? Check your shipping box. I send along a coupon code for your next purchase!
www.instagram.com/lookingsharpcactus/
&
www.facebook.com/lookingsharpcactus/

 

Are there how to videos?

YES  I have how to videos showing you how to plant your wine bottle planter and how to plant your wine bottle hydroponic planter.  Please excuse the less than professional video quality.  A high school class needed real world experience and volunteered to make the videos for me. 

 

Photos From Happy Customers:

Have questions?  Want a custom order would you like to place a large order?  Please click here to email me

Please allow 24 -36 hours for a response due to a heavy volume of emails coming in.  Also this is a mom and pop shop and we may need to get the kiddos to bed before we can return your message.  

Very large species of prickly pear. Grow your own right in your own backyard with these cactus pad. Cold hardy and require very little water. Indian fig, Tuna Cactus, Burbank's Spineless Cactus, Burbank Prickly Pear

This will give you your own CACTUS GARDEN to amaze your friends with these strange and unique plants. They are HARDY, they FLOWER (different flower colors for different species), you can EAT THEM (jellies, beverages...), WILDLIFE love them, they are EASY TO CARE FOR and this species grows very tall!

* Be sure to click through all the great pictures!

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

🌵 3 cactus pads (not whole plant shown)
🌵 Planting instructions.


SHIPPING:
🌵🌵 EACH SET OF 3 PADS SHIP IN THEIR OWN FLAT RATE BOX. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO COMBINE SHIPPING ON MULTIPLE CACTUS PAD ORDERS PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE ORDERING FOR A CUSTOM ORDER LINK. BE SURE TO TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE AND I'LL MAKE YOU YOUR OWN LISTING. 🌵🌵


🌵🌵 WANT TO SEE MORE AMAZING CACTUS ITEMS? 🌵🌵

* CLICK LINK TO SEE fabulous gifts
- bottle gardens
- cactus cuttings


**PLEASE READ:**

I have a Department of Agriculture License to sell and ship plants. Be sure when you buy plants online that you buy from someone who has invested the many hundreds of dollars it takes to get this license and the Department of Agriculture inspections that go with the license. These inspections prevent the spread of diseases and insects. Plus the license let’s you know you are NOT supporting a cactus thief that illegally took cactus from the wild. All my cactus are grown here in Tucson AZ and NOT stolen from the wild.


* Common Name: Indian fig, Tuna Cactus, Burbank's Spineless Cactus, Burbank Prickly Pear

* From: “Found in locations all over the world!”

* Care: Hardy to around 20 degrees farenheit. “It can be easily rooted from cuttings and requires no special soil or situation. It can take full sun as well as partial shade and is rather fast to establish and grow.”

* Size of plant: “Very large species of Opuntia. Can reach over 15 feet in height and over 10 feet in width.”

* Flowers: “Yellow to very light orange/yellow that will usually change to a darker orange color by late afternoon.”

* For pictures of plant and or flowers please copy these links into your browser:
http://www.tucsoncactus.org/cgi-bin/db/dbman/db.cgi*db=default&uid=default&Species=ficus-indica&view_records=View+Records

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia_ficus-indica



* SEVEN species of prickly pear grown here on my land in Arizona! I cut them to order and send them to you pronto.

* Please SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS for all the types of cactus I have available. Additional cuttings for sale can be found by going to my store.  I DO CUSTOM ORDERS! Just convo me.

Very easy to care for. Just plant in dry soil (outside or in a container) in full or partial sun, and water only after the roots have come out in a few weeks. Some water once in a while is about all they require. Almost the only way to kill cactus is to never ever water it, water it all the time or freeze it completely.

If you live in a cold area of the country I would suggest planting 1 pad per pot and keeping them on the porch or inside by a window until the weather warms up again. Plant in any type of soil as long as you let the soil dry out completely before you water it again.

These species all grow at my house outside and we get a light dusting of snow. They just won't tolerate the cold until they are a bit bigger.

If you have turtles, tortoises, iguanas, bearded dragons... they will love to eat cactus pads. Especially when the pads are just starting to grow and the new pads are soft and green. You can make yourself jellies and prickly pear lemonade from the cactus fruit!

THIS SPECIES IS ALMOST SPINES BUT USE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING AND WEAR LEATHER GLOVES OR USE KITCHEN TONGS TO AVOID GLOCHIDS (HAIRLIKE SPINES).

SHIPS SUPER FAST! Please purchase a heat pack from me if you are shipping in extremely cold weather. You can also have your packages held for pickup at the local post office to keep them off your hot/cold doorstep.



*** I usually ship with USPS Priority Flat Rate boxes but I can get you a quote to ship with a Regional Rate box or another shipping method depending on weight and how many pads I can fit in a box. **


Please visit my shop to see the creative things I'm doing with glass bottles, cactus, succulents and even air plants!

How Long Until My Order Ships?

* Contact me if you need your item shipped ASAP. For non urgent shipments I need 3-5 business days to personally handcraft your order and then transit time of 2-4 days for Priority Mail and 1-3 days for Express Mail. (Steel address planters take 1-2 weeks production time)

* I offer FAST USPS Priority Mail, cheaper USPS Ground or FedEx at checkout. 

* Again please contact me if you need a rush order. Otherwise I will ship in 3-5 business days since I personally hand make each and every order myself. Sometimes I can ship sooner if I can get my little ones to bed early :)

* Unless you request otherwise, I try to ship all orders containing plants Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so they don't end up sitting in a post office or postal truck over the weekend.

 

How much is shipping?

* To get a shipping quote please add one or more of my handcrafted items to your shopping cart then proceed to checkout. This will give you several shipping options. 

* PLEASE CONTACT ME if you are ordering 2+ items and are quoted > $29 to ship 2 alcohol bottle items. Also contact me if you are charged >$15 to ship 2 drinking glasses.

* Live plant items must ship with Priority Mail.

* Small items under 1 pound can ship with slow but cheaper USPS First Class Mail.  No insurance is included with First Class Mail but you can upgrade to Priority Mail which includes up to $100 in shipping insurance.

* FedEx or UPS is slower than USPS Priority Mail, but may be cheaper for orders needing larger boxes or orders that are heavy. 

** The online shipping calculator is usually correct.  If you are placing a large order with many items you can email me and ask me to review your shipping quote.  I may need several days to review your shipping quote for accuracy.  For a shipping quote review please email me a screen shot showing all items in your order, the shipping rates being quoted and the address the items are being shipped to. With this information I can look for cheaper shipping and get back to you in a few days. 

* FYI Shipping companies are now charging “Dimensional Shipping” rates.  This means that the rate is often based on the box size even if the box doesn’t weigh very much.  I may send you a 3 pound box but they will charge box of us for a 13 pound shipment because that is the rate they have assigned to that size box.  I use the most economical boxing I can but my items need lots of padding to protect from breakage.

 

I want a bottle I don’t see in your shop:

* Do you have a favorite alcohol bottle? Contact me to see if I have your favorite bottle in stock. My husband complains that my bottle collection takes up too much room! I have lots of bottles that don’t get listed because I only have 1 of them or because my little ones keep me too busy to put all my items online.

* Do you have a special bottle that is just sitting around taking up space? You can mail me your favorite bottle and I would be happy to make it into the perfect gift by turning your favorite bottle into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders!

 

About my bottles:

* Remember to ZOOM IN on my pictures, look at the edges and see what a difference professional machining makes!

* I also apply a surface protectant to the bottle itself that repels fingerprints, hard water minerals... Giving the bottle a brighter appearance and making fingerprints easy to wipe away.

* My bottles come from friends, country clubs and restaurants. I take pride in what I make and only ship bottles I would use as gifts. We are giving new life to a used bottle that otherwise would have spent nearly 1 million years in a landfill! True! If the quality of the label or the color of the foil on the bottle neck (when included) is important please let me know and I will do my best to find a bottle that is just right for you.

 

Can I pick my bottle?

* You can pick some aspects:


- Use the drop down menu to select if you want a drainage slit in your bottle. Plants will do better if you add a drainage hole.


- (For Wine Bottles) label on or label off? Please use drop down menu to select label on or off.


- Wine bottles come in various shades of brown, green, clear... I will select a beautiful colored bottle for you unless you send me a specification. Wine bottles maybe cork top or screw top, red wine bottle, white wine bottle or a champagne bottle in shape (based on availability).


* If you have a strong preference please send me your preferences in the "NOTES" section during CHECKOUT. Bottle colors/bottle shapes are subject to availability and there may be an extra charge for special requests such as a particular brand, bottle shape & glass color.  I have to charge a fee for such requests because it can take me a very long time to unpack all my bottles to find one that meets all of your specifications.  

 

Custom and personalized orders

* For a custom order just email me with what you need. I’ll type it up as a custom order that you can purchase just like a normal listing.


* Do you have a favorite bottle or are you looking to give a mind blowing gift? I can use one of my bottles (or you can mail me your bottle) to make them the perfect gift. Perhaps turn a favorite bottle or brand of alcohol into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders.


* Want to buy wholesale? The more you buy the bigger the discount.  Email me with how many you need, when you need them and your shipping zip code.

 

How do I order a custom order or get a discount buying wholesale?

* For a custom order please email me with your needs. I’ll type it up as a custom order that you can purchase just like a normal listing.

* Do you have a favorite bottle or are you looking to give a mind blowing gift? I can use one of my bottles (or you can mail me your bottle) to make them the perfect gift. Perhaps turn a favorite bottle or brand of alcohol into a soap dispenser, succulent planter, vase, candle holder, serving dish, snack bowl, candy dish, ash tray, pendant light shade or something you saw on Pinterest …. Just email me for details! I’m happy to do custom orders.

* Want to buy wholesale? The more you buy the bigger the discount. Email me with how many you need, when you need them and your shipping zip code. 

 

How do you cut the bottles?

* I cut your bottle using professional lapidary equipment. Some of which I inherited from my beloved late grandpa Pop pop. As a teenage he started teaching me. Now I'm grown with children of my own. I'm using what he taught me to make a living while I take a break from teaching to be with my little ones. His professional equipment and and my attention to detail is why my bottles have such beautiful, safe edges.

PLEASE ZOOM IN on the photos and see how beautiful the edges are on my professionally cut bottles! I take pride in my work and this is a gift you will be proud to send.

FYI this glass was not originally intentioned for it's new purpose in life so PLEASE HAND WASH AND DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER. Enjoy!

 

How can I get coupons?

You can get DISCOUNT CODES, notice of SALES and GIVEAWAYS by following @lookingsharpcactus on Instagram and on Facebook! Looking for a coupon? Check your shipping box. I send along a coupon code for your next purchase!
www.instagram.com/lookingsharpcactus/
&
www.facebook.com/lookingsharpcactus/

 

Are there how to videos?

YES  I have how to videos showing you how to plant your wine bottle planter and how to plant your wine bottle hydroponic planter.  Please excuse the less than professional video quality.  A high school class needed real world experience and volunteered to make the videos for me. 

 

Photos From Happy Customers:

Have questions?  Want a custom order would you like to place a large order?  Please click here to email me

Please allow 24 -36 hours for a response due to a heavy volume of emails coming in.  Also this is a mom and pop shop and we may need to get the kiddos to bed before we can return your message.