Ever heard of or seen a bunny-looking plant that could add more beauty to your home garden? We are talking about bunny succulents here, scientifically known as Monilaria Obconica.
These plants have been adopted more in recent times for the beatification of home gardens and various other purposes.
What does it feel and look like?
The plant is a succulent with small ear-like parts of it projecting upwards; these small portions typically protrude as a pair, thereby making them look like our neighborhood friendly bunnies.
Without a doubt, they are a beauty to behold if you plant them with precision.
You can plant them and place in-between your Indoor plants or place them outside among even bigger trees and plants.
The colors and shape they produce cannot be over adulated, as they can be used for decorations for festivals such as Easter, Christmas, or any other remarkable occasion you’d love to light up with beautiful flowers.
Lest we forget, Easter is just around the corner, so you might want to immediately put in place plans to grow some soon.
Alternatively, you can present a bouquet of these succulents to friends and families on any special occasion.
The base of the protruding portions on bunny succulents remain the same as the plant continues to grow, and this can make them grow from a mini-bunny to tiny, long bunny ears.
That, however, doesn’t take anything away from the beauty. It’s aesthetic all day still.
A subtle background check reveals that bunny succulents are mostly found in South Africa, particularly in the Vanrhynsdorp and Vredendal districts.
And other than the adorable name, bunny succulents, that we have come to know them by, they are also referred to as rabbit succulents, bunny cactus, Bearded Ice Plants, etc., in other parts of the world.
If you don’t want to plant them yourself, you can get them from a local florist or have them delivered to a loved one via online vendors such as FloraQueen.
Otherwise, if you’re keen on planting them yourselves, there is absolutely no harm in trying, and you should take note of the following:
Notes to Take If You Will Be Planting the Bunny Succulents Yourself
A soil with good drainage is very important, just as it is with any cacti.
Therefore, you should consider stuffing the pots you grow them in with horticulture sand, so as to increase soil drainage and allow the succulents grow healthily.
And, no, there is no better place to plant them than inside small containers; bunny succulents are known not to flower well if planted inside big-sized pots.
It’s like trying to make a square peg fit in a round hole.
Another point to note is that bunny succulents are typically bereft of life during summer, thus they may appear withered.
But, not to worry, they flower well during winters — from September to March. So, you see why you need to plant them now? Easter is imminent!
Whenever spring beckons, the plant begins to develop white, rose-looking flowers, all of which makes them even more adorable.
Most importantly, bunny succulents are to be handled with great care; they are not flowers you convey about, as they may wither away.
It is highly recommended that you find for them a spot that you’re most contended with; that way, you won’t have to move them because you thought they’d fair better at another spot.
The long and short of it all is that if you take care of this plant well enough, you will reap the fruit of your labor.
And, just as we are gradually waving winter a goodbye, various fresh plants will emerge in gardens and pots, and these bunny succulents should be in your radar of plants to grow.