Want to bring the beauty of the desert into your home? Grow an indoor cactus garden. With their striking architectural shapes and eye-catching colors, indoor cactus plants make an attractive addition to the home.
They may be a bit on the picky (and prickly) side, but when you're armed with helpful information, you can have luck growing cactus indoors. In order to have a successful indoor cactus, it's important to buy healthy plants. Look for plants that appear robust. Use a pencil or similar object to gently poke the base of each cactus. It should be firm. If the base is wobbly or squishy, avoid getting the plant, as it most likely has root rot. Another sign of good cactus health is dry soil.
The following cactus plant care tips will help you grow healthy desert plants.
Some cacti that grow outdoors in desert regions reach several feet tall and wide at maturity. Feel free to try growing large indoor cactus, but you'll have more luck with small specimens in an indoor cactus garden.
Some easy-to-grow mini cactus plants include Chin cactus (Gymnocalycium) and hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus coccineus). Both of these are flowering cactus plants. You can also add a splash of color to your cactus garden by growing the ruby ball cactus, which is also a Gymnocalycium. This plant features two cacti in one. The top part is a striking red color and the bottom is green.