Pedro, an Opuntia Microdasys var. Pallida Cactus or Bunny Ear Cactus, hardly needs any introduction, after all, it looks like a bunny! Pedro is slightly different because he's a lovely golden colour rather than the more common white.
Native to Mexico, Pedro is covered in tiny glochids (tiny hair-like spines'), that detach in large numbers with the slightest of touches.
Believe it or not, if Pedro is happy she will display lemon-yellow flowers that are closely followed by red fruits!
Pedro, Opuntia Microdasys var. Pallida
Pedro prefers bright light and once established will even tolerate direct sun.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun