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Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant

Opuntia microdasys is a decorative cactus which adds beauty.

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1 Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Bunny Ear Cactus

The bunny ears cactus forms a dense shrub, about 40–60 cm tall, with pad-like stems 6–15cm long and 4–12cm wide. It has no spines, but rather numerous white or yellow glochids (hair-like prickles) that are 2–3mm long and found in dense clusters.

 

The flowers emerge from the top edges of the pads in April and May. The yellow flowers appear only rarely.

 

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 4 inch (10 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bunny ears, Angel`s wings, golden-bristle cactus, polka-dot cactus.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 3 to 4 ft
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

 

 

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.

     

    Bunny Ear Cactus Care

    Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

    Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

    Sunlight Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
    Watering Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
    Soil Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
    Temperature Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
    Fertilizer No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

    Bunny Ear Cactus Special Feature

    Survivals and growers of the summer.

    Bunny Ear Cactus Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Opuntia Microdasys also used as the ornamental plant