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Succulents – Bunny Ears Cactus

  • Bunny ears cactus 

Botanical name: opuntia microdasys 

Average size at maturity: up to 3 ft in height and 2 ft in width 

Bloom time: summer

Hardy zone: zones 9-12

Flower color: pink/red/yellow 

Foliage color: green 

Growth rate: grows about half of a ft per year 

Pruning needs: break up segments of new growth from the mother plant as needed to contain desired shape and size 

Landscape use: succulent garden, container plant, patio

Light needs: 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: short bristles in a natural polka-dot pattern 

Water needs: allow soil to completely dry out between watering sessions 

Fertilizing needs: use a diluted cacti fertilizer after planting and repeat once a year in the spring

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