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Home Plants 101: Why Cacti are your new Plant BFF
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Home Plants 101: Why Cacti are your new Plant BFF

You would have to live in a cave to not come across cacti or other succulents these days. From décor magazines to fashion corporations, cacti are the perfect pal for nesting types. We’re here to explain why our succulent little friends are such great companions.

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1. Skip the life-proof case: We’ll take a bullet for you

Although they may appear to be a fad right now, Cacti are the most trustworthy and sturdy plant around. Nothing adds more to a home planter collection than a plant that can withstand stumbles and mishaps.

No need to be scared of placing your new home plant on a low shelf in range of dog tails and cat paws, succulents are ready to withstand it all.

02dbe45eadfe6c51453145696b3070522. Take a vacation: We’ll be here when you get back

Lucky for you cacti aren’t fickle friends, they take care of themselves while you are away.

Whether it’s storing them away in a cold dark room, or enclosing them in a plastic bag, cacti are self-sustainable. For tips on maintaining cacti while on vacation, the Cactus Lover Blogspot has you covered.

ded1e55297c30cedc815cbfa5fe65e4c3. Go with the flow: We’re low maintenance

With the world water crisis at an all time high, maintaining a succulent friend is guilt-free! Cacti are adapted to live in harsh desert climates and require minimal watering.

Most cacti and succulents can survive being watered once a week, but to ensure that yours thrive check out these helpful tips.

Have you been successful growing succulents? Tell us your experience in the comments.

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Julia Davis is finishing her second year at Temple University. She has a great love for many art forms including dance, creative writing and visual arts. As a Pittsburgh-native, she has developed a great love for repurposing used or abandoned materials and making art out of them, but most of all loves a good snuggle with her dog Fig. View all posts by Julia Davis

1 thought on “Home Plants 101: Why Cacti are your new Plant BFF

  1. Even people with brown thumbs can grow prickly pears (Opuntias). There are dozens of varieties to choose from. Short. Tall. Wide. Narrow. I put my plants outdoors on the porch in summer and they are happy as can be. In the fall I bring them in and mostly don’t water them. They sit dormant in my living room window.
    Thanks for the article. It makes me appreciate my plants all over again.
    Joe
    https://www.opuntiads.com/

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