A cactus is a great addition to the home thanks to its striking shape, size, and flowers. Seeing as no cactus plant is the same, it’s a unique, decorative way to add interest to your living space, whether it’s on your windowsill or grouped together on a shelf.
Cactus and succulents are enjoying overwhelming popularity in the garden design world; in fact, their fruits and pads are featured in cocktails, salads, and even jellies. Cactus and succulents can be easily integrated with other drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses for beautiful and natural-looking garden design.
1. Star Cactus
The star cactus (also called sea urchin cactus or starfish cactus) is a small plant, making it ideal for an indoor succulent garden. A yellow or white bloom is the show-stopper on this petite cactus.
This freely flowering and densely spined cactus has a compact, cylindrical body. It will very quickly form large clumps.
In their native habitats of the tropical Americas, orchid cacti can grow as long as 225 feet. Unless you live in a tropical climate, however, you do not have to worry about this plant growing to epic proportions. The flowers of this cactus are admired for their stunning 4-inch blooms and are primarily grown in hanging baskets. Try hanging orchid cacti from branches of large trees; they will benefit from the fresh air and light.
The bunny ear or angel wing cactus is a popular choice for its cute shape. This plant does not have spines like a traditional cactus, but that doesn’t mean it’s cuddly! The glochids (which give it a polka-dot appearance) can still stick you.