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Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant

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Opuntia microdasys is a decorative cactus which adds beauty.

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Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys Plant
 
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3 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
 

Description for Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys

Plant height: 1.2 - 2.0 inches (3 - 6 cm)
Plant spread: 2 - 4 inches (5 - 11 cm)


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.

Common name(s): Bunny ears, Angel`s wings, golden-bristle cactus, polka-dot cactus.
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: April to May
Max reachable height: Up to 3 to 4 ft
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and 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.
Soil: Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
Water: Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
Temperature: Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer: No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

Caring for Bunny Ear Cactus

  • 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.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Bunny Ear Cactus

Special features: Survivals and growers of the summer.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Opuntia Microdasys also used as the ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • https://wiki.nurserylive.com/t/how-to-grow-care-your-cactus-and-succulent/3096
  • https://wiki.nurserylive.com/t/want-to-grow-a-baby-succulent-from-the-parent-one/3108

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4 / 5 Manisha Sharma 26 November 2019
I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?
5 / 5 Rajitha Vinod 16 November 2019
Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more
5 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 15 November 2019
Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.
5 / 5 Sanjay Raghuraman 08 November 2019
Can i keep it in my ac room?
4 / 5 Pallavi pathak 06 November 2019
Wow nice plants in good condition delivered..?

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