Monocantha Variegata Cactus Description Opuntia Monocantha is unique with its interesting yellow/cream variegation. Every cactus is different from one another varying in shape and variegation pattern. Instead of the variegation showing as streaks, it shows more as a marbled pattern along the pads. Will bloom tiny hot pink flowers through the Summer and Fall. Will grow into a large cluster. Monocantha Variegata Cactus Specs and Regions Native to: South America Zone: 10 Recommended light conditions: full sun Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost Bloomtime: Summer through Fall Bloom Color: yellow/hot pink Monocantha Variegata Cactus Water & Light Recommendations Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month. Technical Information About This Plant Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade. Best to water every 2 weeks.