Cactus plants are a little more challenging as houseplants than most other broadleaf species, but because of their beauty, people will continue to want to grow them. It can be hard to imagine that plants which live in some of the harshest and most unforgiving habitats in the world can turn out to be some of the easiest plants to kill as house plants. One of the most frustrating aspects of growing cactus plants is that when a fatal mistake has been made, the plant can still appear to be healthy for weeks or even months before they show us that they are actually dying from our care procedures. In some ways they are more difficult, but in others they are easier and more versatile as house plants.

Along with their intriguing beauty, there are some advantages to growing cactus over other kinds of plants because they are very efficient with resources. A very large number of cactus varieties can be grown in small spaces and will remain small for their entire lives. They can survive well if their owners are traveling and leaving them unattended for long periods of time. If you keep the thermostat turned down in the winter, especially at night, many kinds of house plants will suffer and even die. There are some species of cacti that will do very well in locations where winter time temperatures are too low for most broadleaf tropical plants.

Cacti available for purchase on this website will do well on sunny windowsill conditions with wet to dry watering care. Provide the plants with as much water as their soil will hold, and then let the growing medium completely dry out before giving any more water. The time it takes for the soil to complete dry out between waterings will vary with location conditions. Most broadleaf house plants thrive when their soil retains at least a little water in between waterings, but for cacti going from wet to completely dry before more water is given will be the best strategy. A wet to dry treatment will help keep a windowsill cactus growing for a long house plant life.

Cactus and Other Succulents

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Plant List

• Disocactus akermannii
• Echinocereus pentalophus ssp pentalophus
• Gasteria 'Little Warty'
• Gymnocalycium horstii

Plants Select and Purchase from Bar


Plant List

• Disocactus akermannii
• Stapelia gigantea


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