Opuntia microdasys var. albispina Fobe
Polka Dots, Polka Dot Cactus, Angel Wings, Honey Bunny, Bunny Ears, Alba Bunny Ears
Opuntia microdasys var. albispina is a freely clustering cactus with miniature pads. It forms a dense shrub, up to 2 feet (60 cm) high and up to 5 feet (1.5 m) across. It has no spines, but instead has numerous white hair-like glochids in dense clusters. Flowers are lemon yellow in color and up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, followed by red fruits.
How to Grow and Care
A spot near a south-facing, unobstructed window is most likely to meet Bunny Ears Cactus’ need for bright, direct sun. Windows with western or eastern exposure run as second and third choices. While an actively growing Bunny Ears Cactus tolerates indoor summer temperatures as high as 100 °F (38 °C), don’t expect it to flower unless you also provide winter temperatures between 45 and 55 °F (7 and 13 °C). Regardless of the season, it likes humidity in the 10 to 30 percent range. Finally, if none of your windows provides adequate light, place the plant 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) below a cool white fluorescent tube for 14 to 16 hours each day.
The potting soil must drain quickly. Use a commercial cactus potting mix or mix your own. The best container for your cactus is a clay pot just slightly larger and deeper than the plant’s root system. It must have drainage holes because a pot without them or a pot that’s too large, could make proper watering impossible…. – See more at: How to Grow and Care for a Bunny Ears Cactus (Opuntia microdasys)
Native to Mexico.
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