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Cactus 'Bunny Ear'

Cactus 'Bunny Ear'

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The Opuntia microdasys 'Bunny Ear Cactus' is a unique houseplant, celebrated for its distinctive pad-like stems that resemble the ears of a bunny. This cactus showcases an upright and branching growth habit, with new pads emerging from the edges of existing ones that produces bright yellow flowers in the spring and summer that are followed by edible red fruit. Adorned with glochids or tiny barbed bristles, caution is advised when handling. At full maturity, the 'Bunny Ear Cactus' can achieve a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

    Botanical & Common Names

    Botanical: Opuntia microdasys

    Common: Bunny Ear Cactus, Angel's Wings, Polka-Dot Cactus, Bunny Cactus

    Necessary Care Tips

    • Light: Bright Indirect
    • Ideal Temperature: 60-85°F
    • Humidity: Low
    • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
    • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
    • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

    Advanced Care Tips

    • The Bunny Ears Cactus is not toxic to pets, but the glochids can be irritating if touched. It's best to keep the plant out of reach of pets.

    Plant Insights

    • Member of the Cactaceae family, also commonly known as the Cactus family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 1,860 species.
    • Opuntia microdasys is native to northern Mexico.
    • The Bunny Ears Cactus is named for its unique pad shape, which resembles a rabbit's ears.
    • The plant has tiny, barbed spines called glochids that can easily become embedded in the skin, so handle with care.
    • Unsafe / Toxic
    • Low Maintenance

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