Originating from Jamaica, this striking species showcases flattened pads with a distinctive appearance, perfect for adding a touch of desert allure to any indoor or outdoor space. Renowned for its resilience and low-water requirements, the Opuntia jamaicensis is an excellent choice for those seeking low-maintenance yet visually striking plants. Explore our curated selection of cacti and succulents to bring the rugged beauty of the desert into your home or garden.

Perfect for Hot and dry rooms, offices
Light required
 Direct sunlight or bright indirect light. can tolerate some degree of light shade.
Water required Once the soil is fully dry. Approximately once per month in the summer. Stop watering for the winter months
Toxicity Keep out of reach from pets and children
Grows to  Around a metre
Origin Jamaica
Pot size tip Choose a pot cover with a 12cm opening


All our plants come without pots, but can be added. If you'd like the pot that's pictured with the plant, just press 'with pot' and we'll add it to your order. If you'd like to browse all the pots we stock, please visit our pots page.