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Cactus (kak·tuhs)

Family: Cactaceae
Common Name: Barrel Cacti, Prickly Pear, Pincushion Cactus, African Milk Tree, Pencil Cactus, Domino Cactus, Peanut Cactus, Peruvian Cactus, Orchid Cactus
Botanical Name: Cactaceae species
Pet Friendly: Cactus are not toxic if consumed, but their sharp spines make them hazardous to pets all the same.

If you're on the hunt for a distinctive and low-maintenance houseplant, cacti are the perfect choice. With their diverse shapes and sizes, they can add a touch of personality and quirkiness to any living space. Fortunately, cacti are generally easy to care for, making them an ideal option for even novice plant owners. To grow and care for your cactus plants successfully, consider these seven tips. From choosing the right soil and container to finding the ideal spot for optimal sunlight exposure, each step is crucial to ensure your cactus thrives. Whether you're interested in a small desktop plant or a statement piece for your living room, cacti offer endless possibilities to suit your style and needs. So why not add a touch of desert flair to your home with your very own cactus plant?

  1. Light: Cacti require plenty of bright, indirect sunlight to thrive. Place them near a sunny window, but avoid placing them in direct sunlight, especially during the summer months.

  2. Water: Cacti are drought-tolerant plants that require infrequent watering. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering, and be sure to remove any standing water from the cache pot or saucer.

  3. Soil: To improve drainage and prevent over-watering, use a cactus potting soil mix. Add perlite, coarse sand, or pumice to the soil for best results.

  4. Temperature: Keep your cactus in a warm area, ideally above 65°F, and away from chilly drafts.

  5. Humidity: Cacti prefer low to average humidity and should not be placed in damp areas like bathrooms or kitchens.

  6. Fertilizer: Cacti do not need heavy feeding but benefit from monthly fertilization during the growing season.

  7. Pro Tips: Re-pot your cactus every other year, wear gloves when handling, and research the toxicity of your cacti species before bringing them into your home.

By following these simple tips, you can easily grow and care for your cactus houseplants. At American Plant Supply, we offer a wide range of cacti to suit any taste and style. We take pride in providing top-quality plants that will thrive in your home for years to come. We invite you to visit our website and explore our selection of cacti and other houseplants.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to add a touch of personality and uniqueness to your home with cactus houseplants. Visit American Plant Supply today and explore our selection of cacti and other houseplants. Our top-quality plants and expert support will ensure that you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of cacti for years to come.