|1||Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant|
|2||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
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 Height||4 inch (10 cm)|
|Plant Spread||3 inch (8 cm)|
|Common Name||Bunny ears, Angel`s wings, golden-bristle cactus, polka-dot cactus.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 3 to 4 ft|
|Bloom Time||April to May|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
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.|
Survivals and growers of the summer.