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sarahkbartley

9b. Lover of 🌱🌵 Moved away from home attempting, to garden in the apartment life. Trying to bond with her Dad, long-distance over gardening 🌰🌱🌿🌲

Opuntia microdasys

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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sarahkbartley

I'm still a learning gardener and know this is called Bunny Ears or Angel Wings, but I don't know much else about it. If anyone could tell me more, I would be very grateful. I live in hot 110° in the summer and its fluctuating between 60° and °80 here throughout March.

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teamgardentags

Hello Sarah 👋 Thank you for posting what we hope will be the first of many photos. 👏

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teamgardentags

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teamgardentags

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teamgardentags

Thanks also for asking us to help identify your plant. Fellow GT'ers are you able to help Sarah? @PlantDoctor @David @barbaramatthews @justin @richard.spicer.7906 @thedanielrichards @Garyg @linfoster @joanboston @gardening_greek @tiggrx @kathy

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tiggrx

It is Opuntia microdasys.

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sarahkbartley

@tiggrx Thank you!

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alovealoe

You live in an ideal place for cactuses. If he's new be careful to gradually increase the sunlight or else it might get sunburn. Opuntia microdasys. Take care not to touch as the glochids can be painful. Also can be invasive if grown in the ground. Haha have fun!

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sarahkbartley

@alovealoe Thank you. All good advice. He's been inside, but i was actually thinking of moving him to my shady front porch to encourage flowering, but it's facing the setting sun. Do you think that's gradual enough? Or should I set him in the morning sun first?

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alovealoe

@sarahkbartley

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alovealoe

Either is good just avoid the midday sun that is brutal. First start an hour of light and increase the time every few days.

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sarahkbartley

@alovealoe Thank you! That's very useful advice.

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