Opuntia microdasys var. albospina 'White Bunny Ears'

$3.95
 
SKU:
CA4165

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Opuntia microdasys var. albospina: This is a must have prickly pear cactus for any collection. The pad-like stems of this cactus create offshoots that develop into a small bush. 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. 

CAUTION: Opuntia species have fine, barbed bristles called glochids. Glochids easily detach and can become loose in the box during shipping. They will pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs when handling and see our Opuntia Care Guide for more tips.

This cactus variety will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures it can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply and wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

Full Cactus Guide.

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

White

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

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