Like any other cacti, Bunny Ears are sun-loving plants. They need to get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day to keep them happy and grow to their full potential.
Herein, how often do you water a bunny ear cactus?
Beside this, can Bunny Ear cactus survive winter?
Bunny Ears cacti prefer temperatures between 70 and 100°F (21-37°C), but they need cooler temperatures in the winter months. From late autumn to early spring, provide these cacti with mid-cool temperatures from 50 to 65°F (10-18°C) and keep them away from heat sources.
How fast do bunny ear cactus grow?
Watering: contrary to what new cactus keepers think, cactus require regular watering, at least during the summer. Only water again when the soil has dried out. Over the cooler months they may need only light watering every 3 to 4 weeks. Rate of growth: slow growing, can reach up to 2ft when fully grown.
Named for its visual appearance, the Bunny Ear Cactus, also called the Polka-Dot Cactus, has the scientific name of Opuntia microdasys. The spines come off with a simple touch, and are best removed from flesh with tweezers.
Drooping or sagging branches indicate that your cactus plant is stressed in some way. Inadequate water or sunlight, freeze damage, or mealy bugs can stress your cactus and lead to a sagging appearance.
While it is true that these plants prefer dry soil and have adapted to living in deserts, they still require a sufficient supply of water, especially during the growing season. How long can a cactus go without water? Typical desert cacti can survive for up to two years without water.
Pruning. If your bunny ears cactus remains healthy, there is no need to prune the growth. On rare occasions, the base stem might develop some squishy parts from overwatering. Because it is the base, it will be impossible to prune away the damage.