Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Cinnamon Bunny Ears

Scientific Name

Opuntia microdasys 'Rufa Spina'

Plant Type


Deciduous / Evergreen



Late spring

Growth Habit


Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

4' x 4'

Care Information

Use care when handling. Despite their name and appearance, these are not soft and cuddly. The brown dots are actually tiny spines called glochids that are highly irritating and difficult to remove. Some frost damage can be expected on younger pads each winter. Use BBQ tongs to remove damaged pads in the spring.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

20° F, Zone 9a

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