No “green thumb”? No problem! Cacti are extremely low maintenance dessert plants that are gaining rapid popularity as modern houseplants. These easy-care plants are widely admired among homeowners with busy schedules as they require little attention and are very forgiving when forgotten to be watered. Cacti originate in dryland areas so they have adapted to survive weeks in the hot sun without any rainfall.
You can find Cacti in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes as there are many unique varieties to choose from. Whether you need to fill a living room planter or you have an empty spot on your windowsill, Cacti are sure to add a contemporary flair to your home. Keep in mind that most Cacti have prickly needles growing on them so please keep them out of reach from curious pets and children.
When growing Cacti indoors, place in a bright and warm spot, preferably in a sunny window. When Cacti are grown outdoors they thrive in containers placed in the full sun with lots of heat. Cacti are a tropical plant so they need to be brought indoors during the cold Winter months. Water your Cacti only twice a month, or once the soil dries out completely. Cacti are susceptible to rotting if watered too frequently or if the plant is kept moist. Plant Cacti in containers with good drainage so any access water can easily drain out.
Cacti are naturally slow growers so they don’t require much fertilizer. Use a general-purpose houseplant formula just once or twice a year to help add nutrients to the soil of your plant.
If watering your plants tends to slip your mind, but you love the look of natural green in your house, consider a Cactus! They’re the perfect low maintenance houseplant for any plant lover!