- Bunny Ears Cactus Plant Description
- Bunny Ears Cactus Plant Specs and Regions
- Bunny Ears Cactus Water & Light Recommendations
- Check Your Zone
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.
Native To: Mexico
Zone: 9, 10
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)
Country of Origin: USA
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.
I have ordered twice from here, and both times were pretty happy. Most of the plants from my first order died (but that has nothing to do w their quality, i just overwatered) but they come in great quality. I do recommend opening outside, as the soil gets kind of everywhere (courtesy of UPS) However, I will absolutely be buying again.
My only regret was only ordering the one wish I’d ordered two. Oh well live & let learn. Excited to see it grow along side my other plants.
Cute and fun cactus
A lot of 5-star reasons I can think for my first time experience buying from Succy Plants: witty welcome email, fast shipping, neatly packed, healthy succulents. I was particularly eager to receive the “bunny ears” because this was still missing in my cacti collection. It arrived looking healthy, is now thriving and have grown an inch or two.