Bunny Succulents are a Thing, and You Can Get a Growing Kit on Etsy

updated Feb 19, 2020
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One of the many things that I’ve learned at Apartment Therapy: there are way more varieties of succulents than I ever thought was possible. You’ve got pink succulents that curve like rose petals, Hoya plants that are heart-shaped, and even dolphin succulents that vaguely resemble the sea creatures. And now, I’d like you to meet your new springtime favorite: the rabbit succulent. 

Etsy shop TheWorldofSeeds is selling kits to grow these “bunny” succs for $12.97, and it comes with 30 seedsl. Officially known as Monilaria Obconica, the succulents originate from South Africa and tend to thrive over small hills on quartz fields, according to the listing. If you live somewhere else, though, the seller gives specific instructions so that you can successfully grow your own.

The seeds grow best and can germinate in 59 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit , and its full-bloom period is in the summer. The rabbit succulents do well in an area with shade and need to avoid direct sunlight. The care instructions suggest planting the seeds in small individual pots to enhance the chance of growth, warning not to add too much fertilizer.

The plant first grows long brown “burrows” that are where the succulents will eventually start to bloom. From the looks of it, a round green orb emerges from the tip, which then separates to make room for two green “ears” that poke out. However, they only look like petite ears for so long: they will continue to grow upward into tall stems that show signs of maturity.

If you order now, you could have a pair of rabbit ears—I mean, er, succulents—before bunny season is in full swing.