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Germination of

Opuntia microdasys

Bunny Ears Cactus: Angel's Wings, Bunny Cactus, Polka-Dot Cactus

Opuntia microdasys

Opuntia microdasys, also known as bunny ears cactus, can be propagated through seeds. The seeds can be sown in a well-draining soil mix, and should be kept moist but not waterlogged until germination, which can take up to several weeks. To increase the chances of success, it is recommended to soak the seeds in water for 24 hours prior to sowing.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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