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Opuntia Microdasys, Cactus Red Bunny - Plant

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Opuntia microdasys has no spines.Opuntia microdasys, also known as the bunny ear cactus.
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Plant height : 0.5 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Opuntia Microdasys, Cactus Red Bunny

Opuntia microdasys is a species of cactus native and endemic to central and northern Mexico. This plant has the appearance of a shrub, and spreads out to cover between 2-5 feet of ground as a mature plant. This cacti has no central stem or leaves.

Flowers will always sprout from the terminal ends of segment pads. These are a creamy yellow in color, and fade to peach once fertilized. Flowers will turn into 2 inch long fruits varying from purple to red in color.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Bunny Ear Cactus,Angels Wings, Bunny Ear Prickly Pear. Yellow Spring 2 to 5 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Prefers low humidity conditions. Starting in the late fall, this cactus should be kept between 10 to 18 degrees C.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun, partial shade in winter Sandy well-drained Moderate 21 to 37 degrees C Monthly feed low nitrogen fertilizer.

Caring for Opuntia Microdasys

    The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Opuntia Microdasys

Special features: Low maintenance, drought tolerant

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-50335291
  • https://www.houseplantsexpert.com/bunny-ear-cactus.html
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/bunny-ears/how-to-grow-bunny-ears-cactus.htm
  • https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/11881/Opuntia-microdasys/Details

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