A Range Of Cactus & Succulents
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Are you looking for a low-maintenance houseplant that will add some personality and quirkiness to your home décor? Then look no further than the cactus! Large cactus like the Trichocereus species comes in many varieties, from spiky Trichocereus Pachanoi (San Pedro), to the almost spineless Trichocereus Scopulicola. Or if you're really looking for the extra spark, we're sure you'll love the fiery Trichocereus Volcano!
Another highly sought after variety is Lophophora Williamsii (AKA Peyote). This is a prized species amongst collectors and often passed down from generation to generation.
Here are some tips on buying a cactus for your home, including two unique varieties- the San Pedro cactus and Peyote cactus.
Choose a Cactus that Suits Your Style
Cacti come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny little buttons to towering giants. Consider the style and aesthetic of your space when selecting a cactus for your house. Do you prefer a small cactus for a windowsill or a bigger one to make a statement in your living room? Do you prefer a traditional rounded or columnar cactus form or something a little more unique and funkier?
Consider Your Care Habits
Cacti are renowned for being low-maintenance, but they do require some basic care in order to thrive. It's also important to note that some rarer species will require a different type of cactus soil mix, with an entirely different PH level.
Consider your own care practices when purchasing a cactus and select a plant that will be most suitable for you to maintain. Do you have a habit of forgetting to hydrate your plants? Select a cactus that needs less watering. Do you live in a dry climate? Choose a cactus that thrives in arid conditions.
Unique Varieties to Consider
Consider two special varieties of cacti: the San Pedro cactus and the Peyote cactus, if you're looking for something genuinely unique and special. The San Pedro cactus is a tall, columnar cactus endemic to South America's Andes Mountains. It has an impressive ability to grow up to 30cm per year! Another unique variety is the Peyote cactus, which is noted for its small, button-like shape and use in Native American spiritual practises. This is a slow-growing cacti and becomes much more individual with age, some growing tufts and some growing many
pups which can become mountains of pups over the years.
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When you purchase one of our cactus or succulents, you can be confident that the packaging is compostable, recyclable, plastic-free, ethically produced, and biodegradable.
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