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Bunny Ears Cactus

Opuntia microdasys

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Also known as

Angel's-Wings, Bunny-Ears Prickly-Pear, Golden-Bristle, Bunny ears cactus, Prickly pear

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

10cm

40cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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.

Common problems with Bunny Ears Cactus

How to propagate Bunny Ears Cactus

Seed

Pre-soak seed and sow at 21ºC in spring.

Cuttings

Using newspaper for protection, carefully separate and root stem segments.

Special features of Bunny Ears Cactus

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Bunny Ears Cactus

Ornamental, greenhouse, indoors