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Opuntia Microdaisy Albata

Bunny Ears Cactus | Pallida

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Happiest in direct sunlight
Low water requirements
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Native to Northern Mexico, this iconic Bunny Ears Cactus is widely known for its cute, captivating silhouette reminiscent of a rabbit's oval-shaped ears! It's a special low maintenance succulent so makes for a perfect companion when brightening up those less-travelled areas. It's also popular as a thoughtful gift to loved ones looking to grow their green thumb!

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Average Plant Height Plant height coming soon
Internal Pot Diameter 5 cm
Botanical Names Opuntia Microdaisy Albata
Other Names Bunny Cactus, Rabbit Ears Cactus, Angel Wings Cactus
Pet Friendly Pet friendly
Air Purifying Not an air purifying plant
Water Requirements Low water requirements
Light Requirements Happiest in direct sunlight

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Other Names For Bunny Ears Cactus Houseplant

Opuntia Microdaisy Albata, Bunny Cactus, Rabbit Ears Cactus, Angel Wings Cactus.

Houseplant & Indoor Plant Care

Bunny Ears Cactus Care Guide

Light & Temperature -
Place in a comfortable spot with plenty of bright direct/indirect sunlight and temperatures ranging from 20°C up to 30°C.

Watering & Humidity -
Allow the soil to mostly dry out between waterings, or water just a little once per week with rainwater or distilled water. A low-humidity spot is perfect for this Opuntia with ideal humidities ranging from 10% up to 35%.

Bunny Ears Cactus Light & Water Requirements

I have Low water requirements and I am Happiest in direct sunlight.

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What is the Bunny Ears Cactus Known For?

The Bunny Ears Cactus is most renowned for its distinctive pad-like stems that resemble rabbit ears, which are dotted with clusters of tiny spines called glochids. This cactus is favoured for its unique shape, easy care, and as a striking conversation piece in a succulent collection.

What Is the History of the Bunny Ears Cactus?

Native to northern Mexico and desert regions stretching into Arizona, the Bunny Ears Cactus, or Opuntia Microdasys Albata, has a rich background in native cultures. Traditionally, various parts of the cactus have been utilized, from creating cactus pads for food to using the glochids for their tiny, hair-like thorns in traditional medicine.

Where Does the Bunny Ears Cactus Originate?

The Bunny Ears Cactus is indigenous to the deserts of Mexico and the southwestern United States. Adapted to arid climates, its origin in these hot, dry regions has equipped it with the ability to store water and thrive in environments with minimal rainfall.

How Do You Care for a Bunny Ears Cactus?

Caring for Bunny Ears Cactus requires a bright, sunny spot with some direct sunlight each day. Use a cactus or succulent potting mix to ensure good drainage, and water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the winter months, reduce watering further. It's hardy and requires minimal fuss, making it perfect for beginner gardeners.

Are Bunny Ears Cactus Toxic to Pets?

No, the Bunny Ears Cactus is not entirely safe for pets. While not toxic, its tiny glochids can easily detach and become lodged in the skin, causing irritation and discomfort. It’s best to keep this plant out of reach of curious pets to prevent any accidental injuries.