Intense Drought   2 comments

Intense Drought in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Prickly pear cactus are among the first cactus to die during a drought.

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  1. The cactus plants seem to survive almost anything. Can the prickly pear come back after the drought? Is there a way it either has a root network or can reseed in some way? It’s hard to imagine them just disappearing in the canyon.

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  2. Once they die, that’s pretty much it. However, they are easy to grow by taking a pad, stick it in the ground, and water it so it can get established.

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