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Bunny Ears, Polka Dot Cactus
Scientific Name: Opuntia microdasys (Lehmann) Pfeiffer
Synonym: Cactus microdasys, Opuntia macrocalyx
Family: Cactaceae
Bunny Ears, Polka Dot Cactus (Opuntia microdasys)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: 20F (-7C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Hidalgo)

Growth Habits: Succulent to 3 feet high (90 cm), 6 feet across (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Little or no water once established

Propagation: Cuttings

This common species of Opuntia has dense tuft of glochids that are easily dislodged and have the unfortunate habit to fly away when the plant is moved, often landing in annoying places. It is probably a good idea to mist it before working around it or moving it.
Bunny Ears, Polka Dot Cactus (Opuntia microdasys)

Blooming Habits:
Lemon yellow flowers, 1.2 to 2 inches in diameter (3-5 cm).

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