Howdy! I have lot's of cactus that I got a start from years ago that i just call "Spineless Prickly Pear" because that's what it looks like. I live where there is pleanty of regular prickly pear to compare it too. I really like this "tame" cactus and was wondering if I was calling it by it's right name. I did a google search and it seemed right except that mine NEVER blooms. Google search indicates that it should. It is really healthy and it really should bloom if it is a true "opunia" (sp?). I have a green thumb and know what to give it and how to treat it so I don't think that is really the problem as I can get pretty much any kind of cactus to bloom (I could be wrong!). I have seen beautiful specimens of this cactus in other folks yard, huge ones, and they don't bloom either. Perhaps it is something else. Any ideas?