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Opuntia pylana (Bunny ears cactus) -30cm tall

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Opuntia pylana or pailana is a species of cactus in the family Cactaceae. Native to Mexico the name derives from its place of discovery (Sierra de la Paila) These are stunning plants, blue-green in colour with white fluffy looking spiny paired branches that resemble bunny ears hence its common name. An incredibly easy care cactus that can reach up to a metre tall!

RATING- Super Easy

LOVES- As with all desert cacti this plant will need a bright and sunny spot where possible, especially throughout winter. The main requirement is fresh air circulation.

HATES- Shade, the plant will grow towards the light if it is too dark. Do not mist as these plants don’t need humidity. Overwatering is a big killer of cacti- water sparingly throughout spring-autumn and reduce in winter.

Pot diameter- 10.5cm

Approximate height- 30cm

Toxicity rating- Flesh and fruit not poisonous to pets, however the glochids (spines) are extremely irritating to both human and animal skin

    Opuntia pylana (Bunny ears cactus) -30cm tall
    Opuntia pylana (Bunny ears cactus) -30cm tall
    Opuntia pylana (Bunny ears cactus) -30cm tall
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