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

Cactus and Other Succulents

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Plant List

• Arequipa species
• Astrophytum capricorne
• Astrophytum coahuilense
• Astrophytum myriostigma
• Astrophytum ornatum
• Coryphantha retusa
• Echinocereus leonensi
• Echinocereus pentalophus ssp pentalophus
• Echinocereus reichenbachii
• Echinocereus viridiflorus var. montanus
• Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp. arachnacantha
• Echinopsis subdenudata
• Escobaria albicolumnaria
• Escobaria missouriensis
• Escobaria sneedii
• Escobaria vivipara
• Gasteria 'Little Warty'
• Gymnocalycium horstii
• Mammillaria coahuilensis
• Mammillaria proliferia
• Mammillaria pygmaea
• Opuntia fragilis
• Parodia magnifica
• Parodia scopa
• Sansevieria trifasciata 'hahnii'
• Stenocactus phyllacanthus

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Plant List

• Astrophytum asterias f. nudum
• Coryphantha odorata
• Disocactus akermannii
• Epiphyllum guatemalense
• Escobaria minima
• Escobaria zilziana
• Mammillaria albicoma
• Pediocactus simpsonii var. minor
• Stapelia gigantea


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