Sometimes called the “Bunny Ear” Cactus due to its multi branching growths or the “Blind Prickly Pear”. This is a popular beginner cactus as it is easy to grow if a you can provide enough bright light, no over-watering, provide its winter resting period and average room temperatures. In short, keep it by a window and don’t water it for half a year. Simple! Light and Water This plant requires full light for growing for most of the year, except during the winter cycle. For the plant's health, light should be reduced to partial sun during this time. This Cactus is a desert species. It should be given water on a regular basis during its first season in a new pot. This will help it to create a strong root system. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy. After the first season, more sporadic watering is required. During the winter cycle, the cactus should not be watered at all, with watering to resume in the early spring.