How to grow Opuntia microdasys

Opuntia microdasys grow and care – cactus of the genus Opuntia also known as Bunny Ears Cactus, Opuntia microdasys perennial plant used as ornamental plant can grow in desert, subtropical, tropic, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Opuntia microdasys stems

Stem called cladode some refers them as leaves, on the stems there is white dots that look like white hair, this hair can cause skin problems

Flower color yellow, the fruit color red in oval shape, the peel covers with white hair dots, the fruit maybe edible but there is no indication

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How to grow Opuntia microdasys growing and care:

More than -2C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
The white hair can cause skin problems

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All years

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
50-80cm, 20-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
Yellow flower, in the shape of the fruit

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly, humming bird

Scientific name:

Opuntia microdasys

How to grow Opuntia microdasys

Opuntia microdasys plant care

Opuntia microdasys cactus

Opuntia microdasys

Growing Opuntia microdasys

רשימת קטגוריות

Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
Climate
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9