Plant Care Bunny Ears
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Bunny Ears

4.7 out of 5 (19 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 and polka-dot cactus

Taxonomy

Opuntia microdasys
Opuntia
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

Bunny Ears has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Bunny Ears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Bunny Ears has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Bunny Ears has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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.

Lilyyandow avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Lilyyandow
Bedford, NH
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Spike Leaves by Lilyyandow on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

i’m just obsessed with the look of this little guy i love the fuzzy leaves it’s too cute

Plantlife avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Plantlife
New Orleans, LA
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Bad Bunny by Plantlife on Greg, the plant care app
03/24/2021

So easy and adorable. Haven’t tried to propagate yet.

Anah7077 avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Anah7077
Corona, CA
Rating of the plant Bunny Ears named Russell 🌵 & friends by Anah7077 on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

Grows like a WEED! and that’s a compliment

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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