Botanical Name: Opuntia microdasys 'Monstrosa'
 Common Name: Funny Bunny
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Cactus

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Entry, Raised Planter, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

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  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen cactus grows to 3' x 3'. Gray green pads are covered in velvety yellow polka dots of sharp yellow spines. This plant should be kept away from high traffic areas. Flowers are yellow and appear in spring. Accepts full sun. Frost tender at higher elevations. Native to Mexico.