16% off all orders - code fun16

0

Your Cart is Empty

What is a Cactus (KAK-tus) Cacti Plant?

A collection of beautiful cacti that have scales and spines instead of leaves to adapt to extremely dry desert areas. Most of them have thick fleshy stems or branches to conserve water, so they can tolerate drought very well. A cactus is a great addition to the home thanks to its striking shape, size, and flowers.

All cactus plants are members of the Cactaceae family, and there are thousands of species of cactus. Desert cacti have a unique, strong beauty, and some of the desert cacti feature the most beautiful flowers in the plant kingdom.

Another type of cacti, the forest cacti are usually found in wooded areas, ranging from temperate forests to subtropical and tropical regions. One of the most popular forest cacti is Christmas/Thanksgiving cactus.

 

Is Cactus a Succulent?

Succulents are a group of plant families that store water in their stems, leaves, and roots. Cacti store water in their stems, which makes them a sub-category or a genus within the succulents groups of plant families. All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. 

Botanical Name Cactaceae
Common Name Cactus, desert cactus, forest cactus
Plant Type Succulents 
Mature Size Varies depending on the variety
Sun Exposure Some direct sun; quantity varies depending on the variety
Soil Type Well-draining sandy soil
Soil pH 5.5 to 7
Bloom Time Varies
Flower Color Varies

 

How to take care of Cactus Succulents?

Cactus Care Guide for Beginners 

Do cactus succulents need sunlight?

Desert cacti require strong light, especially in the winter. They'd do well with 6+hours of sunlight every day. However, they could get sunburned if exposed to intense heat.

Forest cacti like bright indirect light. You could move them outside during their growth season (in the summer). But they also don't tolerate high heat well, so make sure they don't get scorched outside in the summer.

What is the best soil for cactus?

Use a fast-draining soil mix for your cactus. You can use a ready-made cactus soil mix or make a basic soil mix with a ratio of 1:1 potting soil & inorganic matter (e.g perlite). More on soil mix for cacti and succulents here.

How often should you water a cactus?

During growing seasons (spring & summer) water your desert cacti whenever the soil is completely dry. And give them a good thorough soaking each time you water them. During the dormant season (winter) cease watering, only water them if the plants begin to shrivel. 

You can water your forest cacti a bit more during the growth period and reduce watering during the dormant period.

 

Great tips for cactus growth

How to propagate cactus fast and easy?

Increasing your cactus collection without spending a single penny is simple. Even beginners will be able to perform it easily through cuttings, offset, or pad propagation, and it gets much easier with practice. And through this article, you will learn all the tricks you need to know, which will prepare you to start propagating your cacti in many ways to your heart's content.

What you need to know when growing cactus indoor?

Cacti are low-maintenance plants that don't need much attention compared to other plants, making them ideal for novice gardeners and a wonderful housewarming gift. Plus, they can also be a fantastic indoor houseplant. However, there are certain factors to be considered in order for them to thrive. So, if you want to grow your cactus collection inside your home, here are the things that you should know.

Please see more Cactus Care Guide 101 to ensure years of enjoyment and How to save dying cacti to identify what’s causing your cactus to die and be able to save it before it’s too late.

How to graft a cactus?

Nowadays, grafted cacti are becoming more and more popular, especially in garden centers. They are cute, weird, and completely irresistible. But what exactly is grafting and why do you need to do it? Read here to find out and as well as learn how to graft them.

 

Watch the video below to learn more about Types of Cactus Succulents!!

Austrocylindropuntia subulata, Eve's Needle Cactus in California, how to grow Eve's Needle Cactus, succulents, indoor succulents, succulents garden, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, succulent plant, succulent care, Succulents shop near me, how to grow succulents, succulents shop in California, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, succulent subscription, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Eve's Needle Cactus from $6.05
Tulip Prickly Pear for sale, how to grow succulents, succulents garden, Succulents shop near me, Rare cactus, succulent care tips, succulent care, Succulents, succulents store in CA, Tulip Prickly Pear in California, How to grow Tulip Prickly Pear, Cactus for thanksgiving, How to care cactus succulent, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, succulent subscription, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Tulip Prickly Pear Cactus from $5.45
Polaskia Chichipe Cactus for sale, how to grow succulents, succulents garden, Succulents shop near me, Rare cactus, succulent care tips, succulent care, Succulents, succulents store in CA, Polaskia Chichipe Cactus in California, How to grow Polaskia Chichipe Cactus, Cactus for thanksgiving, How to care cactus succulent, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, succulent subscription, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Polaskia Chichipe Cactus from $5.45
Thelocactus Bicolor Cactus for sale, how to grow succulents, succulents garden, Succulents shop near me, Rare cactus, succulent care tips, succulent care, Succulents, succulents store in CA, Thelocactus Bicolor Cactus in California, How to grow Thelocactus Bicolor Cactus, Cactus for thanksgiving, How to care cactus succulent, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, succulent subscription, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Thelocactus Bicolor Cactus 1 review from $9.85
Opuntia Engelmannii (Hairy Roger) for sale, how to grow succulents, succulents garden, Succulents shop near me, Rare succulents, succulent care tips, succulent care, Succulents, succulents store in CA, Hairy Roger Cactus in California, How to grow Hairy Roger Succulent, Cactus for thanksgiving, How to care cactus succulents for thanksgiving, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, succulent subscription, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Hairy Roger Cactus from $5.45
Christmas cactus for Sale, how to grow cactus, Easter cactus in California, succulents, succulents garden, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, outdoor succulents, Succulents shop near me, how to grow succulents, succulents shop in California, indoor succulents, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, succulent subscription, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Christmas Cactus Thanksgiving Cactus 182 reviews from $6.95
Opuntia microdasys, Bunny Ear Cactus in California, how to grow Angel's Wing cactus, succulents, cactus, indoor succulents, succulents garden, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, succulent plant, succulent care, Succulents shop near me, how to grow succulents, succulents shop in California, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Bunny Ear Cactus 94 reviews from $6.05
Euphorbia mammillaris variegata, Indian Corncob plant care, cactus, Succulents, succulent care, succulents garden, succulent care tips, how to grow succulents, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, Indian Corncob in California, How to grow Indian Corncob, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Variegated Corn Cob Cactus 45 reviews from $5.45
Thimble cactus, monthly succulents, succulent plant, succulent care, succulent care tips, succulent care guide, succulents shop in California, Succulents shop near me, cactus, Thimble cactus in California, How to grow Thimble cactus, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Thimble Cactus Mammillaria 31 reviews from $5.45
Cutest Little Mini Cactus Pack for sale, Live Cactus Assorted Pack for sale, A Variety of Healthy Live Cactus, How to care for Cactus plant, How to grow Cactus succulent , cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Cactus Pack 46 reviews from $9.20 $11.00
Espostoa lanata for sale, succulents shop in California, succulent care, succulent plant, Succulents shop near me, indoor succulents, succulent subscription, Succulents, how to grow succulents, Espostoa lanata in California, How to grow Espostoa lanata, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Peruvian Old Man Cactus 48 reviews from $5.45
Powder Puff Cactus for sale, Powder Puff Cactus in California, how to grow Powder Puff Cactus, succulents, cactus, succulent plant, succulent care, indoor succulents, succulents garden, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, succulents shop in California, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Powder Puff Cactus Mammillaria 36 reviews from $5.45
Joseph's Coat Cactus for sale, succulent plant, succulent subscription, succulent care, Succulents shop near me, succulents shop in California, succulent care tips, cactus, Rare succulents, Joseph's Coat Cactus in California, How to grow Joseph's Coat Cactus, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Joseph's Coat Cactus 28 reviews from $5.45
Pine Cone Cactus for sale, Rare succulents, indoor succulents, succulents shop in California, succulent plant, succulents store in CA, succulent care, succulent subscription, succulent care guide, Pine Cone Cactus in California, How to grow Pine Cone Cactus, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Pine Cone Cactus Tephrocactus 37 reviews from $6.05
Peanut cactus for sale, Succulents shop near me, succulent subscription, Succulents, succulent plant, succulents shop in California, succulents store in CA, Rare succulents, indoor succulents, Peanut cactus in California, How to grow Peanut cactus, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Peanut Cactus Echinopsis 30 reviews from $5.45
golden angel wing cactus, succulents, cactus, succulent plant, succulent care, rare succulents, indoor succulents, outdoor succulents, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulents shop near me, golden wings succulent in California, succulents store in CA, how to grow Bunny Ears Cactus, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Golden Angel Wing Cactus 15 reviews from $6.05
Pachycereus Marginatus for sale, how to grow Mexican Fence Post Cactus, succulents, cactus, succulent plant, succulent care, Rare succulents, indoor succulents, succulents garden, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, Succulents shop near me, how to grow succulents, succulents shop in California, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Pachycereus Marginatus Mexican Fence Post Cactus 19 reviews from $5.45
Golden barrel cactus, how to grow Echinocactus grusonii, indoor succulents, succulents garden, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, outdoor succulents, Succulents shop near me, how to grow succulents, succulents shop in California, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Golden Barrel Cactus 30 reviews from $5.45
Domino cactus for sale, Rare succulents, succulents shop in California, indoor succulents, succulents store in CA, Succulents, succulents garden, succulent care tips, succulent care guide, Domino cactus in California, How to grow Domino cactus, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Domino Cactus Echinopsis 22 reviews from $5.45
Bishop’s cap cactus, cactus, succulent plant, succulent care, succulents, indoor succulents, succulents garden, succulent subscription, monthly succulents, succulent care guide, succulent care tips, outdoor succulents, succulents shop in California, bishop cactus in California, how to grow bishop's cap succulent, cactus, cactus succulent, succulent cactus, cacti, cactus and succulents, succulents box, succulent shop, buy succulents online
Bishop's Cap Cactus Astrophytum Myriostigma 41 reviews from $5.45
1 2 3 Next