Wheel cactus

Opuntia robusta

  • Wheel cactus
  • Wheel cactus
  • Flower name
    Wheel cactus
  • Scientific name
    Opuntia robusta
  • Alias食用団扇仙人掌, Wheel cactus, ウチワサボテン, オプンティア・ロブスタ, ダイオウウチワ
  • Place of originWest Indies
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Wheel cactus

Wheel cactus, scientific name:Opuntia robusta , is a herbaceous and shrub of the Department Cactaceae, of Opuntia Cactus perennial native to West Indies. No, because the Cactus leaf has degenerated. Cooking fan area and known as the fruit is edible. Stem band white turquoise round, fleshy, spines.
Summer yellow flowers bloom in the shoot apex.

Common name: Wheel cactus, scientific name:Opuntia robusta, also known as:Wheel cactus, edible prickly pear cactus, Opuntia Robusta, origin: West Indies, Environment: sunny, well-drained location dry, stem diameter: 30 cm, stem shape: round, stem thickness: 2 cm, stem surface spines of at 5 cm. Flowering period: June - August, flower color: yellow, flowers bloom: Apex


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Cactaceae
  • Genus
    Opuntia
  • Species
    O. robusta
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    Other
  • Life typePerennial Herbs • Shrubs
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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