Advertisement In 2014 I made a trip to the great state of Texas. Since then I have had a great appreciation for the SW culture not just the food scene but the plants as well. Fortunately here in the Ozarks we do have a native cactus that is quite easy to grow. This is commonly called Eastern Prickly pear. It is easy to grow. I started this from cuttings from a plant on my grandparents property. An old grill lid is all that is needed to grow these. The flowers are beautiful. Pollinating insects will agree.