Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears'

Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears'

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About Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears'

Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears' is also known as the 'bunny cactus', the classic succulent plant that is popular with most cacti enthusiasts. The shrubs are produced by the green pad-shaped stem. The succulent mats are covered with white glochids that look like tufts of cotton. Be careful with the dots that can pierce the skin when handling the 'bunny Ears' plant.

How to care for Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears'

Sun/Location: Opuntia microdasys need bright and plenty of sunlight to grow. For a houseplant, Bunny Ears can grow on the south-face windowsill. Ideally, provide the cacti plant with 6-8 hours of sunlight outdoors in spring and fall. The partial shade is essential for bunny cacti in summer. Soft succulents can't tolerate frost in winter; click here to learn how to overwinter succulents.

Soil/Pot: The cactus plant native to northern Mexico prefers live in sandy and well-draining soil. Choose potting soil for cactus or make cactus soil for your bunny ears by adding gritty rock and perlite to the cactus soil mix. If you are a potting succulent, keep in mind to choose the planter pot with a drainage hole.

Watering: As a drought-tolerated succulent plant, Opuntia microdasys can be neglected for a long time until the soil is completely dry. Frequently overwatering many causes the cacti to rot. Learn the simple method of soak-and-dry to get how to water bunny ears succulents.

More Information

Primary color: green; white
Secondary color: yellow
Bloom color: yellow
Cold hardiness: zone 9a (from 20F)
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: stem cutting, leaf, seed
Special characteristic: easy to propagate


We pack all shipments by hand. 

We have many years of experience shipping live succulents and cactus plants. We pay close attention to packing and have developed an expert shipping method. All succulents are packed and protected with polypropylene cotton (this is a stuffing used for dolls). We find this is the most effective material for protecting live plants while in transit. It is important to us that you are able to Keep going and Keep growing without any stress about the quality of the product or packaging.

Shipping Speed

In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed.

HOLIDAYS: During weeks in which a holiday occurs - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. - shipping may be delayed until the following week.

EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit.

Winter shipping

We insist on shipping succulents to our customers all year round. However due to the extreme winter weather, although we pack succulents with as much protective material as possible, plants are still at increased risk of frost on their way to colder areas. We highly recommend adding one 72-hour heat pack to your order or you can request a hold on the package until it warms up.

Please note that The Next Gardener is not responsible for packages that suffer cold damage without a heat pack. We cannot control the weather. Order at your own risk.

Hawaii, Alaska, and Other US Territories

Fortunately, shipping is available to Alaska, Guam, and other U.S. Territories. However, due to numerous factors beyond our control, including customs checks and shipping delays, free shipping to Hawaii and Puerto Rico is not an option. And we can not provide the 14-day quality guarantee for orders going to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The buyer will assume all risk of damage when a delivery is delayed. We appreciate your understanding.

Sorry. No International Shipping for now!!!


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jayne Vossen
Bunny Ears

This bunny eared cactus arrived in wonderful condition & is cute as a bunny!

colleen parks
Bunny Ears

Bunny Ears is precious and just as pictured and described; packaged well for travel. Thank You!

Corinne in Virginia
Bunny Ears Cactus

Shipped quickly. Arrived healthy and in great condition. Planted in succulent/cactus garden dish and is already putting out new growth!


Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears'

Tammy Leonard

Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears'