Bunny Ears Cactus – aka. Opuntia Microdasys
The Bunny Ears Cactus is the perfect beginner plant and a neglectful gardener’s dream. It comes paired with our tall orange planter.
The plant with the planter measures TK tall and TK wide. The plant height and length may vary slightly.
The cactus comes potted in optimal soil mix to increase plant health, growth, and make care easier.
? About the plant:
Opuntia microdasys forms a dense shrub 40–60 cm tall, occasionally more, composed of pad-like stems 6–15 cm long and 4–12 cm broad.
Instead of spines it has numerous white or yellow glochids 2–3 mm long in dense clusters. They are barbed and thinner than the finest human hairs, detaching in large numbers upon the slightest touch. If not removed they will cause considerable skin irritation so the plants must be treated with caution.
The Latin specific epithet microdasys means “small and hairy”.
The yellow flowers appear only rarely. Despite this, it is a very popular cactus in cultivation, partly because of the young plant’s comical resemblance to a rabbit’s head.
It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Source of info: Wikipedia.