How To Care For Bunny Succulents

Monilaria obconica

Have you ever had or at least wanted to have a bunny for a pet? Now, instead of a pet at home, you can have a plant that looks like a cute bunny.

These plants are the succulents that go under the name “Monilaria obconica”, which are known for their unique appearance – they look like cute little bunny ears.

You probably already assumed, this type of plants quickly became the most popular in Japan – the country of kawaii culture that involves the appreciation of objects that look sweet and irresistible.

Planting and care

To begin, you’ll sow the seeds on mineral soil in the container. Bigger seeds should be covered with the soil, while smaller seeds can remain on the surface. The preferred type of soil for these succulents (and most, really) is a well-draining soil.

It can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds. Take the cutting from a grown-up mother plant. Each cutting must contain one or more branches along with a fraction of root.

It is relatively easy to grow. These plants grow on winter rain and head for summer dormancy. The growing season in northern hemisphere is from September to March. Water minimally in summer. Water regularly in winter after the new long green leaves appears at their extremities in autumn after the summer resting period.

Requires good drainage. It enjoy some shade (avoid direct sun as it grows wild among rocks and under the shade of other plants) and in summer it need to be kept in a cool area. Hardy to -2°C. Ensure a very good ventilation. Avoid to repot frequently. This plant may stay in the same pot for many years. Plants grown in larger containers have frequently relatively poor flowers. It might improve when the plants are given their own, small individual pots. Be careful not to apply too much fertilizer .

Take a look at this unique succulent

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