3 Types of Cactus Plants and Succulents Anyone Can Care For Indoors
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
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Here are my 3 favorite cacti plants and I'm so glad they are easy to care for.
# 1 - Christmas / Easter Cactus / Thanksgiving Cacti
These cacti species originally from Brazil are very easy to care for. They require more water than most other cacti species because they are adapted to humid and wet climates. My cactus plant is a Christmas cactus which blooms near Christmas, usually in early December. The flowers on this specific plant are dark pink. The most common flower colors are red, pink, and orange. These cacti prefer indirect light and are not very sensitive to soil type. Make sure the pot has decent sized drainage holes and water the plant whenever the soil is dry to the touch.
* These plants are sensitive to light and temperature changes so I suggest not moving them around too much or they will start to wither.
# 2 - Snake Plant
Snake plants are another of those very popular succulents with many varieties available (70+) perfect for people who are not great at taking care of house plants. I own a baby starfish snake plant which is starting to sprout. Snake plants are easy to care for because they can withstand long periods of time without water and fertilizer while maintaining their green color. These plants should be watered sparsely and placed in a spot with indirect sunlight.
* The plant should be re-potted once it grows too big.
# 3 - Ladyfinger Cactus
Ladyfinger cacti are part of the prickly cactus family. The plants are long and grow in clusters, they look similar to "fingers" hence the funny name. This type of cactus plant grows quite rapidly and develops many new offspring. These cacti can be placed on the window sill because they are resistant to sunlight. They should be watered sparsely like most other cacti.
*These plants can be cultivated both indoors and outdoors in the spring and summer seasons.
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