Plant Care Bunny Ears
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Bunny Ears

4.6 out of 5 (123 experiences)

Bunny Ears has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bunny Ears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

angel's-wings, prickly pear cactus, bunny cactus, bunny ears cactus, polka-dot cactus and bunny ear cactus

Taxonomy

Opuntia microdasys
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

Bunny Ears has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 79
Bunny Ears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 58
Bunny Ears has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
Bunny Ears has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Bunny Ears has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Bunny Ears has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Bunny Ears has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Bunny Ears has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Cheez-it.and.his.plants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Bunny Ears Cactus by Cheez-it.and.his.plants on Greg, the plant care app
07/04/2021

This plant I brought home about 2 weeks ago. I accidentally knocked it and was left with TONS of small needles in me😒no cactus I’ve touched actually has done that before. I named mine Tony because th…

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Swag avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Gertrude by Swag on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

Don’t get the prickles stuck in you they’ll stay there for the next 23 years. They’re cute but if you touch one of these bastards you’ll have hundreds of spikes lodged into your finger that’ll refuse…

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@Piper
Evanston, IL
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Bunny Ear Cactus by Piper on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

the cutest little cactus, and I love her because the needles don’t get stuck in your fingers! it’s actually fairly soft. I only water mine about once a month and she’s doing great. not a particularly…

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@Silvia
Albuquerque, NM
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Bunny ear cactus by Silvia on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

Mean little bugger make sure you have tongs to deal with this little monster. If you happen to get poked duct or gorilla tape help to remove the pokies.

Seddybear avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Penny by Seddybear on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

Propagated it very easy to do, left out during a winter storm and definitely got hurt but still holding up strong. Always getting bigger.

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@Imdancecoma…
Jaraíz de la Vera, Cáceres
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Nada by Imdancecomander on Greg, the plant care app
07/04/2021

Just let it be, water when the soil is completely dry. It’s very forgiving for underwatering, but not so much with overwatering

Aur0ra avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Bunni by Aur0ra on Greg, the plant care app
07/27/2021

another one that got knocked off my windowsill by my dog, she’s a fighter though. not much growth since having her (~7 years)

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@Honeyyvoiced
Des Plaines, IL
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Bunny by Honeyyvoiced on Greg, the plant care app
07/26/2021

I love everything about this plant. Just be careful of the spines they’re very difficult to get out of the skin

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@Gmorrison
Kennett Square, PA
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Draco by Gmorrison on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

Fast growth but hard to repot due to the spikes they are small and painful but still a great plant!

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@Mccall
Salt Lake City, UT
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Ears by Mccall on Greg, the plant care app
07/10/2021

He’s my first cactus. I love him. Very low maintenance. I keep him outside during summer.

How to care for Bunny Ears

Water

How often to water your Bunny Ears

Water needs for Bunny Ears
0.5 cups
every 12

Bunny Ears needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bunny Ears

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Bunny Ears in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bunny Ears: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bunny Ears love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bunny Ears does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bunny Ears in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bunny Ears

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bunny Ears: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bunny Ears after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bunny Ears

Bunny Ears

Bunny Ears


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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