Opuntia microdasys 'albispina'.
We are so excited to bring these sustainably grown plants to you.
The plants are grown in a UK nursery, using peat free soil and in their very own biodegradable coir plant pot by the very talented Harriets Plants. Completely plastic free!
The Opuntia Microdasys 'Albispina' is also sometimes known as the 'bunny ear' cactus because of the shapes of its pads. This cactus has very small spikes which are deceivingly prickly - get your tweezers at the ready!
Bright sunlight - This cactus needs bright sunlight which can also be direct. Sit him by a window and he should be as happy as a pig in muck.
Light watering during the spring and summer months. Make sure the soil is thoroughly dry before watering again. During winter you can reduce watering down to just monthly.
Hard to kill?
9/10 - Cacti tend to be pretty chilled house gang members. Forgetting to water this one or going on holiday for two weeks will give this one some happy relief! Just be careful not to over-water and this one will live long and happy.
How to pot.
The coir pot is completely biodegradable. We suggest keeping the plant in its coir pot for its first year. These can sit inside decorative pots or directly onto a saucer. The roots will start to grow through the pot so when you come to upgrade to a bigger size pot in spring you can add soil around the coir pot and it will continue to grow happily.
If you do want to remove the coir pot make sure to do this carefully. Cut the pot away, gently remove any roots that have attached and then pot into its new pot. The coir pot can then be recycled as it is biodegradable.