Description for Opuntia Microdasys, Bunny Ear Cactus
Opuntia microdasys is a species of cactus native and endemic to central and northern Mexico.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Angels Wings, Bunny-Ear Prickly Pear, polka-dot cactus||Greenish-white||Rarely flowers||1 to 2.5 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
|Part shade to full shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||45 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Opuntia Microdasys
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean. Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds. Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Typical uses of Opuntia Microdasys
Special features: Lends bright colors and a tropical look to beds, borders, and containers. Houseplant.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.