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AissaFlowers

Caring for potted plants at home since 2015 (caring means trying not to killl them) 😩😅 Location: Philippines 🇵🇭

Opuntia microdasys

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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AissaFlowers

@jillycinderelly here are my two survivors, who coincidentally look like exactly like Bunny ears. i let the pads sit on sandy soil for roughly two months barely spritzing it (our humid weather takes care of that i guess) before it finally grew these stubs. 🙂

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jillycinderelly

Amazing! So, I just have to wait for mine. I thought they’re hopeless. Been waiting for like a month. Thank you for your update!! You’re lucky your Bunny Ears looks like a bunny hiding under the soil. 😍 Exquisite garden, by the way! Love your feed

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ukjohnny

..success...well done you

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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AissaFlowers

The rainy season claimed its first victim in what I thought would be a friendly rain shower for my cactus. I woke up one morning and ALL its pads had broken off and scattered all over the floor. I think it was rain sogging up the soil and its root maybe, as it couldn’t have been the birds causing it to die like that.. (?) either way, i was really sad and have since tried to revive its decapitated parts through propagation. 😔 Atleast I was able to take this photo before its demise. #cactus-help

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lovestogarden

Oh, no! The pieces should root, though. Let them really dry out then use some rooting hormone and plant. Kitchen tongs work well to keep away from the thorns. ❤

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AissaFlowers

@lovestogarden thanks! kitchen tongs sounds like a good idea i’ve already got pricked by the little hairs on it 😩 i’ve started to root them and hope that they grow, i seem to notice some fuzzy white stuff between the pad and the soil on some pads. idk maybe it is fungus? :(

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lovestogarden

IDK, but make sure you have let the broken fresh open-wound area scab over before you plant. They will definitely rot if not dried. It is better to leave them unplanted for a long time, than plant too soon. Just pull them back up and set them on the soil. Cactus do not need lots of water/moisture. The humidity in the soil and air all counts. ❤

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gjones

What a shame because it's such a cute plant. Hopefully the pups will root and grow for you😊

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AissaFlowers

@gjones thanks i am thinking of getting a new one and trying it out again. 😕 the pads seemed to have rotted. only a few are left and not yet rooting.

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jillycinderelly

Hi I’m sorry about your bunnies ☹️ May I know the update on the ears that’s left? Have they rooted already?

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AissaFlowers

@jillycinderelly hi there 👋🏼😊 thanks for asking, i felt terrible that my bunny ears died like that. i was able to propagate the pads, but only two out of all these in the picture produced pups. so not a great ratio, but atleast some survived!

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jillycinderelly

@AissaFlowers but still, congratulations! I hope mine survives. They were laid on by a stray cat who’s now suffering from the stinging thorns 😝

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