Back in June, I visited Cistus with Linda and came home with this cunning Opuntia microdasys ‘Bunny Ears’.
Its look and its name are deceptive. Don’t those furry little glochids remind you of a snuggly chenille bedspread? They even feel soft to the touch, but they do bite. Yes, I discovered this through personal experience and had to plunge into a trashy novel to take my mind off the lingering stinging sensation. Not the Bun’s fault, and I still love the little guy.
Wrestling the thing into its new pot resulted in only one pad breaking off. I stuck it in another pot, where it has yet to put on any new growth. I have hopes for it, though.
The mother plant is going gangbusters, chugging out new pads in all directions. When I bring it in for the winter it will need to be located out of the reach of children, who can never resist petting a bunny. Do you see why it is this week’s favorite? What’s yours? Now go directly to Danger Garden to see what Loree is drooling over this week.