The Beavertail Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) is a mainstay in Joshua Tree and much of the rest of the Mojave. Learn about it here!
Flushing the Pot
I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days - when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques - letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.