Opuntia gosseliniana 'Santa Rita'


Succulent with bluish-gray,circular pads. The new growth is plum colored.

Medicinal: Treating constipation and acting as a natural laxative. Strengthening the immunity of the body. Reducing and preventing inflammation in muscles along the body, from those in the gastrointestinal tract to the muscles in the bladder. Reduces cholesterol levels in the body. Stabilizes glucose and insulin levels in the body. Acts as a source of anti-oxidants. Helps treat gastric ulcers. Can be applied topically to heal wounds, scrapes and insect bites. Helps in reducing the effects of drinking too much alcohol

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
Flower : 
Pale Yellow
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, dry in winter
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Latin Name: 
Opuntia gosseliniana 'Santa Rita'
Common Name: 
Santa Rita Prickly Pear

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Location Information

Mailing Address:
625 West Canino Rd., Houston TX 77037

Physical Address:
7900 I 45 North
Houston TX, 77037
45 North to Little York exit. Straight thru light on Northbound feeder. Turn right on street after Taj Inn. Or take a right on Canino Rd. Take immediate right behind the car lot.
Cell Phone: (281)591-8833

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