Cactus Pear - Algerian - Shop Online!
Cactus Pear - Algerian - Shop Online!
Cactus Pear - Algerian - Shop Online!

Cactus Pear - Algerian

Regular priceR 265.00
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Pot Type
Size chart
Choose a Nursery / Grow Pot that fits the Decorative Planters, applicable for Ceramic, Cotton Cord, Terrazzo, Terracotta Planters

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Decorative Planter (ceramic etc)

8 - 10cm

10 - 12cm 


13 - 14cm

14 - 15cm

16 - 17cm

18 - 20cm

18 - 21cm


26 - 30cm


32 - 35cm


36 - 40cm


42 - 45cm

Follow this Sizing Guide for Palm Leaf Baskets (Sinan, Fundo, ShiShi etc.) and Senegalese Baskets:

Nursery Pot (black plastic)

Basket Inner Diameter Size

14cm - 15cm


18 - 19cm












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Scientific name: Opuntia Sp. Algerian
Synonym: Indian Fig, Fig Opuntia, Spineless Prickly Pear

  • The perfect plant for an extremely sunny spot
  • Produces delicious edible fruit
  • Ideal for its charming desert appeal
  • Super easy care
  • Has attractive blooms

Looking to add a dash of desert charm to your indoor oasis? Then go no further than the Algerian Cactus Pear—the quirky, sun-loving succulent.

This succulent sensation is unlike any other, thanks to its unusual paddle-shaped pads and bright, pear-shaped fruits, which are produced after flowering and are also edible. Perfect for that sunny spot where little else will grow, and watch it thrive as it reaches for the rays, soaking up the sun's energy like a true sun-worshipper.

Caring for your Algerian Cactus Pear is a breeze. Water sparingly, letting the soil dry out between drinks, and ensure excellent drainage to prevent soggy roots. It's perfect for forgetful plant parents! Plus, it's a low-maintenance, pet-friendly addition to your home.

Pair it with a bold planter for a unique talking point, and let it be the quirky, sunny-side-up succulent that's bound to steal the spotlight in your indoor plant display!

Please note: Cactus Pears are not considered toxic, though best to keep out of reach of plant chewers, to keep them looking their best.

Follow these handy tips to keep your Cactus Pear happy and healthy.

  • Water: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Light:  Place in a sunny spot; Cactus Pears love lots of bright, direct sunlight.
  • Humidity: Low humidity is just fine; it thrives in arid conditions.
  • Fertilize: Feed with a diluted solution of feed, once a month, during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertiliser. 

Remember, less is more with your Cactus Pear. Keep it simple, and it will thrive with minimal fuss!

Please Note: These plants are not on the invasive species list, read more here.

  • Available for Shipping Nationwide
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We offer some of the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.

Cape Town & Surrounds
R60 fee, delivery usually within 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R95 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus, Springbok, etc)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 5-8 days (rest of SA).


LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)

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