picture of several cactus

Cacti are the plant kingdom’s heroes of strength and resilience. A family with almost 2000 known species, these plants come in a vast array of colours, shapes and sizes, from the penny-sized Blossfeldia liliputana to the towering Saguaro that grows over 10 metres tall.

Cacti store water in their stems, and have spikes instead of leaves, both as protection from predators and to collect moisture such as sea mist or fog from the atmosphere. They are a very low maintenance albeit prickly houseplant. Perfect for beginners and busy people.

 how this nature nurtures you 

Their unusual beauty and fascinating forms add interest and texture to any space. Cacti are experts at removing toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde from the air. They are symbols of endurance and adaptability, and remind us to keep a reserve of strength and resources within us, so that we are able to adapt when times get difficult.

 how to nurture your nature 


They are native to the Americas, ranging north into western Canada and south into Patagonia, with the largest concentration found in the deserts of Mexico.


Water thoroughly, then let soil dry 75-100% before re-watering Cacti require less water in the winter


Think desert. They enjoy a bright and sunny spot.


16-27 degrees celsius (room temperature) or warmer.


Thrives in arid conditions, but appreciates occasional misting.


Non-toxic to humans and animals.


Feed every few months with a diluted liquid fertilizer that is rich in phosphorus.


Cacti are prone to root rot when overwatered. Be sure to plant in a well-draining soil mix to avoid this.  Try the Arid Soil Blend we sell.  At the first sign of rot, transplant to new, drier soil.