Collection: CACTUS

Cactus

Cactus (or Cacti for plural) are proof that beauty can be found even in the most unlikely places and forms. Native to some of the harshest environments on the planet, the roughly 1750 species in the family Cactaceae can bring life and color to places that would shrivel most plants into potpourri within minutes. More importantly, they also look amazing just perched on your windowsill.

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Cactus

Cactus (or Cacti for plural) are proof that beauty can be found even in the most unlikely places and forms. Native to some of the harshest environments on the planet, the roughly 1750 species in the family Cactaceae can bring life and color to places that would shrivel most plants into potpourri within minutes. More importantly, they also look amazing just perched on your windowsill.

Cactus (Cactaceae Family) - beautiful tropical and desert plants for indoors and outdoors

Cacti don’t look much like any other family of plant—for example, they almost never have true leaves. Instead, they have specialized stems, which tend to be thick and fleshy and swollen with stored water. Because of this adaptation, cacti tend to have intriguing shapes quite different from those of other plants, from tiny golf-ball-sized globes to candelabra-branched towers up to 60 feet high.

Of course, cactus plants are also famous for having spines. These not only protect the cactus from hungry animals, they also reduce air flow (which helps the cactus retain water), provide at least a little shade from the sun, and make for some funny moments in cartoons when the bad guy sits on one. 

In the right conditions, many cacti also produce spectacular flowers. Like the cacti themselves, cactus flowers come in all shapes and sizes (and in this case, colors). But we’ve yet to see one that didn’t “wow” us.

It's like having your own desert plant nursery…

Cacti are remarkably easy to care for as long as they have soil that drains quickly. They grow slowly, so they rarely need to be trimmed or repotted. They require very little fertilizer and have no need for extra humidity. They almost always love full sun, the brighter and warmer the better, and need very little water—especially in winter, when the plant goes dormant. Many species actually like a bit less sun and cooler (But still above 45°F) temperatures in the winter, as it helps them track the seasons and can, on very rare occasions, help trigger them to flower indoors the following summer. Even if they don’t flower, cacti are striking showpiece plants ready to bring the rugged beauty of the desert straight to you.

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