Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears' (4 inch)
Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears' (4 inch)

Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears' (4 inch)

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-About Opuntia microdasys albata "Bunny Ears" (4inch)-

Opuntia microdasys albata, commonly known as "Bunny Ears," is a unique cactus species belonging to the Opuntia family. It is a popular ornamental plant appreciated for its distinctive, flattened, pad-like stems resembling bunny ears and soft white spines covering its greenish-yellow pads. The plant grows up to 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide, with a sprawling growth habit that leads it perfect for use as ground cover or in hanging baskets. It does not typically produce flowers; instead, the pads grow and stack atop one another, giving the plant a unique architectural form. When grown in optimal conditions, Bunny Ears can thrive and make a stunning addition to any collection of cacti and succulents.

-How to care for Opuntia microdasys albata "BunnyEars" (4inch)-

Sun/Location: Opuntia microdasys albata "Bunny Ears" thrives in abundant and scattered light. Protecting this cactus from intense and direct sunlight is essential, leading to pad scorching and damaging the plant that becomes stressed and may develop unsightly brown patches on its pads. Therefore, place Bunny Ears in a location where it can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to the sun's harshest rays. If grown indoors, place it near a bright, south-facing window or supplement it with artificial lights to provide the ideal lighting conditions for this unique and charming cactus.

Soil/Pot: Like most succulents, Opuntia microdasys albata "Bunny Ears" need dry, sandy, well-drained soil with a pH between acidic and neutral. You can buy prepackaged cactus soil mixes or make your potting soil that mimics the cactus' natural habitat by blending cactus or succulent potting soil to sand, and perlite at a 1:1:1 ratio. Additionally, the pot used to plant Bunny Ears should have drainage holes to ensure excess water can escape, preventing root rot and other issues.

Watering: Opuntia microdasys albata "Bunny Ears" is resilient to endure poor conditions. It is drought tolerant, requiring infrequent and sparing watering to sustain growth. The soak-and-dry method is generally applied when the potting soil is bone dry. Water more often correspondingly during the growing seasons in spring and autumn while lessening the watering in summer and winter to prevent root rot and bacteria and fungal diseases. Opuntia microdasys albata "Bunny Ears" is sensitive to water and is prone to root rot if exposed to too much moisture.

Humidity: Opuntia microdasys albata "Bunny Ears" is a resilient cactus that can tolerate low to moderate humidity levels ranging from 10% to 50%. However, avoiding excess moisture on the plant's surface is crucial, so it's best to provide good air circulation and avoid misting the plant.

-More information-

Primary color: Green White

Secondary color: Green, White

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b-11b(From 25F to 50F)

Product format: 4" pot

Suitability: Balcony, Window, Rock Garden, Container

Propagation: Leaf, Cutting

Special characteristics: Easy to propagate, Low maintenance


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 3 reviews
Connie Reiter
Nice cacti

I'm delighted with the healthy condition of the Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears.' TNG's attention to succulent quality is impressive.

Katie Lou
satisfied packaging

Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears' arrived well-protected in its packaging.

Kirbi Fagan
Arrived in healthy condition

The Opuntia microdasys albata 'Bunny Ears' was exactly as described. It's a charming addition to my succulent collection.