Bunny Ear Cactus 🌵🐇, also known as Opuntia microdasys, is a charming and popular cactus variety with unique flattened pads that resemble bunny ears. Here are some care tips for this delightful plant:
- ☀️ Light: Place it in bright, direct sunlight. Bunny Ear Cactus loves plenty of sun.
- 💦 Water: Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.
- 🌡️ Temperature: It thrives in warm temperatures between 70-90°F (21-32°C). Protect it from freezing temperatures.
- 🌿 Soil: Use well-draining cactus or succulent soil to ensure proper drainage.
- ⏳ Fertilizer: Feed with a diluted, low-nitrogen cactus fertilizer once or twice during the growing season (spring and summer).
- 🍃 Pruning: Use caution when handling due to its spines. Prune to remove any dead or damaged pads, if necessary.
- 🏜️ Environment: Bunny Ear Cactus prefers dry, arid conditions and low humidity levels.
- 🚫 Toxicity: It is generally non-toxic to pets, but it's always best to keep them away from chewing on cacti.
Enjoy the adorable appearance and low-maintenance nature of the Bunny Ear Cactus as it brings a touch of desert charm to your indoor or outdoor space! 🌵🐇