Opuntia Microdasys belongs to the cactus family Cactaceae. Microdasys translates to "small and shaggy". This cactus grows small green pads with no sharp spines, but instead clusters of glochids. Glochids are super fine golden or white hairs. Best to wash hands immediately after working with this cactus. The pads easily multiply growing baby pads that resemble ears or wings.
🏆: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit
Bloomtime 💐: Rare
Bloom color 🎨:Yellow
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost ❄️
Recommended light conditions: full☀️/part🌳
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
Best to water every 2 weeks. Avoiding letting water sit in the rosette.
Available in a small size. (based on availability)