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Red Bunny Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant

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Description

Opuntia microdasys has no spines.Opuntia microdasys, also known as the bunny ear cactus.

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

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.

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 Ear Cactus,Angels Wings, Bunny Ear Prickly Pear.
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 5 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy.

Red Bunny Cactus care

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

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

Red Bunny Cactus special feature

Low maintenance, drought tolerant

Red Bunny Cactus uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

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Frequently Asked Questions

How big do bunny ear cactus get?

The bunny ear will grow up to 2 feet tall.

How do bunny ear cactus grow?

Its very easy to grow Bunny Ears Cactus, Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, Water it when the upper (2-3 inch) layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if 2-3 inch layer of soil is dry then apply water. Do not over water the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Do bunny ear cactus bloom?

Yes, Bunny Ears Cactus bloom.

When to repot bunny ear cactus?

Repot Bunny Ears Cactus in a container one size larger than its current one every one or two years

Where do bunny ears cactus grow?

You can grow Bunny Ears Cactus outdoor or indoor where direct or indirect bright light is available.

How to repot bunny ear cactus?

Find Right Size Pot for Cactus/Succulent When its time to repot a cactus, look for a container thats about 2 inches (5 cm) larger than the one the cactus is currently in. If the container is too large, the soil will stay wet longer than desirable for a cactus/Succulent, which likes heat and dry elements that are normal in the desert where it grows wild. Make the potting mix - Contents: Sand (50%), and anyone of the following in 50 % amount Perlite/Vermiculite / Cocopeat (50%). Place a small amount of cactus soil in the bottom of the new container. Carefully set the cactus in the new container. If the bottom of the Cactus/Succulent is not level with the rim of the pot, remove it and add a little more soil. Keep doing this until the cactus/Succulent is level with the rim. Give the cactus/succulent a day after repotting before adding any water. Use care when watering, since overwatering is one of the biggest problems with cacti. Let the soil dry out completely between watering, avoid overwatering. No need to add fertilizers to the Cactus/succulent as they are very slow-growing plants.

Why is my bunny ear cactus falling over?

Overwatering and underwatering are the most common causes of poor health in the bunny ear cactus. A lack of proper irrigation will cause your plant to dry out and die, while too much water in the soil can lead to fungus, disease, and more. If you notice the pads of your plant starting to shrivel, this is often a sign that you are overwatering. You should only irrigate your cactus when the upper layer of the soil 2-3 inch feels dry to touch.

When do bunny ear cactus bloom?

Bunny ear cactus will bloom once a year during spring (March-April) season.

How to remove bunny ear cactus spines?

You can use a pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass to remove some of the spines, glue pulls the remainder out. For example, spread white glue onto the affected site. Press gauze across the glue and wait 30 minutes for the area to dry. Gently roll or pull the gauze up from your skin.

Where does bunny ears cactus grow?

You can grow bunny cactus indoor or outdoor where enough amount of indirect bright light is available.

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