Some of the more common groups of cacti include Cereus, Echinocactus, Espostoa, Ferocactus, Mammillaria, Notocactus, Opuntia, Parodia, Pilosocereus, and Rebutia. Make the most of your cactus houseplants by planting them in containers that accent the plants’ rich colors, shapes, or textures.
One may also ask, how do I know what kind of cactus I have?
The most common tip for identifying holiday cactus is to look at the shape of the leaves. If distinct, it’s a great clue, but again there are plenty of cultivars that will confound even an experienced keen-eyed gardener. There is more on this (below). If the leaves are not distinct, the flowers also provide clues.
Simply so, what is the most common type of Cactus?
What is the easiest cactus to take care of?
5 Easy-to-grow Cactus and Succulents
- Ferocactus. For sheer manly ferocity, Ferocactus is a group that can’t be beat. …
- Lithops. Picture a stone or a calf’s foot and you know what a Lithops looks like. …
- Euphorbia. Euphorbia goes by the common name spurge and it is a large family with characteristic white latex sap. …
- Echinocactus. …
Prickly Pear Cactus Flowers
They are also called nopal cactus or paddle cactus. The pads, flowers, and fruit are edible.
In the wild cacti can live for hundreds of years. Indoors they may survive for 10 years or more.
A cactus plant can bring bad Feng Shui if placed in a wrong area. Placing cactus in the bedroom can disturb your sleep and peace. While plants bring positivity into your home, cactuses are an exception. … That is why cactuses should never be placed in a living room, bedroom or the front entrance.
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour.
Both Vastu and Feng Shui experts suggest that cacti, although pretty, can transmit bad energy at home. It is believed that the prickly and sharp thorns on the leaves carry the bad energy in them. Cacti can bring misfortune at home and also cause stress and anxiety within the family.
The fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii) can be identified by its thick (2 foot diameter), barrel shaped body and long hooked spines. The yellow/red flowers and yellow fruit always grow at the top of the plant.
The hairs are modified spines and they make many a plant appear almost snow-white; they serve to protect the plant from frost and sun. However, the hairs are only the radial spines of the cactus; they conceal formidable sharp yellow central spines that belie the inoffensive appearance of the hairy covering.