Bunny Ears Cactus
4.6 out of 5 (171 experiences)
About Bunny Ears Cactus
Bunny Ears Cactus is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 4525 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Bunny Ears Cactus likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Angel's-wings, Prickly Pear Cactus, Polka-dot Cactus and Golden Angel Wings
How to care for Bunny Ears Cactus
How often to water your Bunny Ears Cactus
Bunny Ears Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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.
San Diego, California
Finding light for Bunny Ears Cactus in your home
Bunny Ears Cactus 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 Cactus does not tolerate low light 🚫.
San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Bunny Ears Cactus
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 Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Bunny Ears Cactus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!
Bunny Ears Cactus thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Bunny Ears Cactus requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Bunny Ears Cactus is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Bunny Ears Cactus prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
Bunny Ears Cactus is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!
Bunny Ears Cactus grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
It’s common for Bunny Ears Cactus to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Bunny Ears Cactus is native to the Americas.
Bunny Ears Cactus produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
Bunny Ears Cactus grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Bunny Ears Cactus can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Bunny Ears Cactus can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:
- Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
- To get the cutting to root, you can either:
- Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
- Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.
Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Bunny Ears Cactus. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.
Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!
Care Summary for Bunny Ears Cactus
Bunny Ears Cactus
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
This plant is an amazing succulent to add to your collection. I got it from a nursery and the growth it has made throughout a year has been absolutely amazing and mermerizing to look at. The greens and pinks that show up when the plant is getting plenty of sunlight makes it enough to be obsessed with this Beauty.