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Opuntia Microdasys (Prickly Pear), Bunny Ear Cactus

Rs 499

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Pot Type: Plastic

Pot Size : 3”


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Description for Opuntia Microdasys, Bunny Ear Cactus

The opuntia microdasys or bunny ears cactus forms a dense shrub, about 40-60 cm tall, with pad-like stems 6-15cm long and 4-12cm wide.
It has no spines, but rather numerous white or yellow glochids (hair-like prickles) that are 2-3mm 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 Names: Bunny ears, Angel`s wings, Prickly pear cactus, golden-bristle cactus, polka-dot cactus.

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.

Caring for Opuntia Microdasys (Prickly pear cactus)

  • 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.

Typical uses of Opuntia Microdasys

Special features: Survivals and growers of the summer.

Ornamental use: Opuntia Microdasys also used as the ornamental plants.


Check out more about cactus and succulents plants care

Read about General purpose Cactus care here.


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