Opuntia microdasys var. albospina 'White Bunny Ears'


Opuntia microdasys var. rufida: This is a must have prickly pear cactus for any collection. The pad-like stems of this cactus create offshoots that develop into a bush-like structure. The white dots on the stems of this cactus are glochids, or clusters of very fine barbs that cause irritation when touched, so this cactus requires caution when handling. Large, bright yellow to orange trumpet-like flowers sprout from the top of this cactus. 

One order = one plant in 2.0" container.

Primary Color / Secondary Color

Green / White

Maximum Height

24" height

Maximum Spread

2' width

Ideal Light Conditions

Full Sun


Zone 10, 11

CAUTION: Many Opuntia species have sharp spines, and all have small glochids - easily detached, hairlike bristles that can become loose in the box during shipping. For easy handling, see our Opuntia care guide.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

Yellow Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate