succulent pots
They say that succulents are low-maintenance plants that are just perfect for beginners. So why did your little collection of geometric beauties turn out to become a botanical graveyard? Ah, yes. Many enter into succulent parenthood with stars in their eyes. With everyone on the internet saying these plants are easy and effortless to care for, most of us end...
Mammillaria Carmenae
  Light requirements Medium Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Small Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b-11b Temperature resistance A little frost-hardy Growth speed Fast Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Mammillaria Carmenae  Ideal conditions Mammillaria Carmenae likes filtered to full sun, doesn’t need much water, and needs warmer temperatures. With that said, this cactus is fairly frost-resistant, belonging to hardiness zones from 9b (25 to 30 degrees F/-3.9 to + -1.1 degrees C) to 11b (45 to 50 degrees...
Mammillaria Plumosa
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Small Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9a Temperature resistance Mildly frost-hardy Growth speed Medium Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Mammillaria Plumosa “Feather Cactus” Ideal conditions Like many succulents, Mammillaria Plumosa “Feather Cactus” is best to keep outdoors because it needs partial to full sun. Belonging to the USDA hardiness zone 9a (20 to 25 degrees F/ -6.7 to -3.9 degrees C), the Feather Cactus is also fairly frost-hardy, but...
Mammillaria Bocasana
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Medium Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b to 11b Temperature resistance Not frost-hardy Growth speed Fast Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Mammillaria Bocasana  Ideal conditions The Mammillaria Bocasana cactus is very similar to many other cacti in terms of its needs. Namely, it likes warmer temperatures, needs very little water, and likes full sun. Categorized in the USDA hardiness zones 9b-11b (25 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit, -3.9 – +10...
Mammillaria Schwarzii
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Small Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b to 10b Temperature resistance A little frost-hardy Growth speed Slow Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Mammillaria Schwarzii Ideal conditions Mammillaria Schwarzii is a typical succulent – it requires little water, needs warm temperatures, and prefers direct exposure to the sun. This cactus is a little frost-hardy as well (down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit/-3.8 degrees Celsius), but it shouldn’t be exposed to low...
Ferocactus Glaucescens
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Large Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b to 11b Temperature resistance Mildly frost-hardy Growth speed Slow Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Ferocactus Glaucescens “Blue Barrel Cactus” Ideal conditions Reaching 18 inches in diameter and over 1 foot in height, Ferocactus Glaucescens “Blue Barrel Cactus” is perhaps the best to keep outdoors for unimpeded growth. What also makes outdoors an optimal location for this cactus is its high light requirements. The...
Notocactus Uebelmannianus
  Light requirements Medium Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Large Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b Temperature resistance A little frost-hardy Growth speed Medium Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Notocactus Uebelmannianus Ideal conditions Notocactus Uebelmannianus grows well under filtered sunlight, which makes this cactus easy to grow both indoors and outdoors. With that said, if you have limited space, this monster of a cactus that grows up to around 20 inches tall will be best to keep outdoors. Temperature-wise,...
Cereus Forbesii Monstrose ‘Ming Thing’
  Light requirements Medium Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Large Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b to 11b Temperature resistance Not frost-hardy Growth speed Slow Indoor growing Suitable Taking Care Of Cereus Forbesii Monstrose ‘Ming Thing’ Ideal conditions Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing’ belongs to USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b – that is, from 25 degrees Fahrenheit to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (from -3.9 to +10 degrees Celsius). These cacti are fairly low-maintenance, requiring relatively little water and not...
Cactus Care Guide
Regardless if you're looking to buy your first cactus or your 50th cactus, you might still be looking to understand how best to care for your cactus. There are a variety of ways things can go wrong.  Luckily, most Cacti are quite hardy, and it's surprisingly difficult to kill them off completely. Read the rest of our cactus care guide to...
Astrophytum Ornatum
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Medium Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 10a Temperature resistance Not frost-hardy Growth speed Medium Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Astrophytum Ornatum “Star Cactus” Ideal conditions Astrophytum Ornatum “Star Cactus” has typical succulent needs – it doesn’t tolerate frost, likes partial to full sun, and requires little water. This star-shaped cactus is thus best to keep outdoors where sunlight is readily available, though it may also be kept indoors. Watering Water your...