Opuntia microdasys has been named for its visual appearance, the Bunny Ear Cactus, also called the Polka-Dot Cactus. Segments are oval shaped pads from which additional segments are formed. The new segments always grow in pairs, giving new growth the appearance of bunny ears. Young segments grow in a red shade, and mature to dark green. Bunny Ear Cactus is not a cuddly despite its cute common name. The spines are sharp and come off with a simple touch, but can be removed from flesh with tweezers. Ideal houseplant Very easy to grow Blooms: January - April Flower colour: yellow Full grown: 10 Years Full grown height: 75 - 100 cm Plant location: sunny Hardiness: Not hardy Harmful if eaten Preferred soil: Well drained ATTENTION: Opuntia Macrocalyx do not like wet feet, so take care of good drainage as wet feet can lead to root rot! If and when you transplant, add broken pot shards or pebbles at the bottom of the pot to ensure extra drainage.