Prickly pear cactus is found natively in the southwestern regions of the United States and in Mexico. It is a surprisingly simple cactus that can either be started from seeds in late spring or from cuttings in the early summer. It is also drought tolerant and does well in well drained soil containing sand and rocks. I’ve enjoyed a few times it for breakfast with eggs and it wasn’t bad. I’ve also heard that syrup from it’s fruit makes a fantastic margarita.