Bunny Ears Cactus
Also known as
Angel's-Wings, Bunny-Ears Prickly-Pear, Golden-Bristle, Bunny ears cactus, Prickly pear
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This plant has no fragrance
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Bunny Ears Cactus Overview
Opuntia microdasys is a perennial cactus species from the Cactaceae family, with a bushy growth habit. It is commonly known by the name Bunny Ears Cactus. It produces segmented, rounded and flattened stems which are densely covered in white areoles with tiny white, yellow or red-brown bristly hair-like spines (called glochids). These can cause intense irritation to skin, making Bunny Ears Cactus a prickly one to grow as a houseplant. Bunny Ears Cactus form showy, bowl-shaped flowers, coloured yellow with a red tinge, they measure approximately 4-5 cm wide.
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How to propagate Bunny Ears Cactus
Pre-soak seed and sow at 21ºC in spring.
Using newspaper for protection, carefully separate and root stem segments.
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Other uses of Bunny Ears Cactus
Ornamental, greenhouse, indoors