What cactus has no thorns?

If you are looking for a succulent that looks like a cactus but doesn’t have long, pointed spines, an Ellisiana cactus might be the plant for you. According to spineless prickly pear information, the plant offers many attractive features in addition to not having spines.

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Secondly, do all cacti have thorns?

Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. … Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves.

Considering this, is thornless cactus edible? Prickly Pear (Opuntia cochenillifera) is a beautiful and hardy cactus. Outdoor hardy from zones 4 -10. It will produce an edible reddish pink fruit, even the pads are edible if they are peeled. The pads (tuna) and fruit (nopal) are edible and there are many different preparation options.

Just so, can a cactus live without its spikes?

If you find your cactus lost its spines, don’t look for them to regrow in the same spot. … Spines may grow from other spots in the existing areoles. As long as there is continued growth overall on a healthy cactus plant, new areoles develop and new spines will grow.

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