4.6 out of 5 (123 experiences)
Also known as
angel's-wings, prickly pear cactus, bunny cactus, bunny ears cactus, polka-dot cactus and bunny ear cactus
What other plant parents say
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…
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…
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…
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.
Propagated it very easy to do, left out during a winter storm and definitely got hurt but still holding up strong. Always getting bigger.
Just let it be, water when the soil is completely dry. It’s very forgiving for underwatering, but not so much with overwatering
another one that got knocked off my windowsill by my dog, she’s a fighter though. not much growth since having her (~7 years)
I love everything about this plant. Just be careful of the spines they’re very difficult to get out of the skin
Fast growth but hard to repot due to the spikes they are small and painful but still a great plant!
He’s my first cactus. I love him. Very low maintenance. I keep him outside during summer.
How to care for Bunny Ears
Bunny Ears needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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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 🚫.
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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.