Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant

Opuntia microdasys is a decorative cactus which adds beauty.
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1Bunny Ear Cactus, Opuntia microdasys - Cactus Plant
23 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Bunny Ear Cactus

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 Specifications

Plant Height4 inch (10 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bunny ears, Angel`s wings, golden-bristle cactus, polka-dot cactus.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 3 to 4 ft
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Bunny Ear Cactus 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.
    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.

    Bunny Ear Cactus special feature

    Survivals and growers of the summer.

    Bunny Ear Cactus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Opuntia Microdasys also used as the ornamental plant

  • 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?

    It's very easy to grow Bunny ear cactus, Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater 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 ear 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 cactus where enough amount of direct or indirect bright light is available.

    How to repot bunny ear cactus?

    Find Right Size Pot for Cactus/Succulent When it's time to repot a cactus, look for a container that's 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 dirt around it starts to feel dry.

    When do bunny ear cactus bloom?

    Bunny ear cactus will bloom once a year during spring

    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 where enough amount of direct or indirect bright light is available.



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    Sunday, 15 March 2020

    "I can t wait to bulk purchase again.

    GAURAV

    Sunday, 01 March 2020

    Quick delivery, good price

    Sheela Anilkumar

    Tuesday, 18 February 2020

    As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.

    SAJJAN
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