I've read that there were some pilot programs to introduce opuntia into the farms in the UAE as a means of fighting desertification. It would be lovely to see more of these wonderful cacti in Kuwait. Opuntia is a great plant for local gardens as it takes little water, produces flowers and some varieties even grow edible fruits. Moms with small children, however, may want to avoid it as the spines can be painful.
We saw cacti at the nurseries on the Fourth Ring Road before ... not sure if they can still be found there. Does anyone know other places to buy it?