Opuntia Microdasys, Bunny Ear Cactus - Plant
Description for Opuntia Microdasys, Bunny Ear Cactus
The bunny ears cactus forms a dense shrub, about 40â€“60 cm tall, with pad-like stems 6â€“15cm long and 4â€“12cm wide.
It has no spines, but rather numerous white or yellow glochids (hair-like prickles) that are 2â€“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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Bunny ears, Angel`s wings, golden-bristle cactus, polka-dot cactus.||Yellow||April to May||Up to 3 to 4 ft||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.
|Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.||Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.||Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer||Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C||No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.|
Caring for Opuntia Microdasys
- 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.
Typical uses of Opuntia Microdasys
Special features: Survivals and growers of the summer.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Opuntia Microdasys also used as the ornamental plant.
Medicinal use: NA
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