7 Types of Mini Cactus Must-Have Plant Lovers
Who doesn’t know the caste plant? Surely you know, this typical desert plant with large size and of course has thorns all over its surface. And you must know too, that this plant can survive with a little water. Now, not only in the desert, you can see it, but you can take care of it in your home, and we usually call it a Decorative Cactus or Mini Cactus.
Ornamental cacti, along with succulents, are also a favorite plant to decorate a dry garden. This ornamental cactus doesn’t need a large planting area, and just a small pot is enough for them.
Mini Astrophytum Cactus
This type of mini cactus Astrophytum is shaped like a star or star fruit. The flowers are yellow, red and pink. The trunk formed like a ball. This type of mini cactus, including those that are quite easy to flower. To save the growth of flowers, you can put the cactus on top with temperatures around 40º Celsius but not too much sunlight.
Cephalocereus Mini Senilis Cactus
Cephalocereus mini cactus senilis is often also referred to as the parent cactus. All parts of this mini cactus contain long white hair, like an old grandfather in a colossal film. No half-hearted, this white hair can grow up to 12 cm. For this cactus to live and flourish, you must place it in an area where the temperature is around 32-40º Celsius.
Echinofossulocactus Mini Cactus
This mini cactus looks unique because its dark green stem is approved with a fairly large thorn. Echinofossulocactus mini cactus is one of the slow-growing cacti. It takes about 3 years to issue interest. The flowers themselves are white, red, and yellow.
Miniature Haworthia Thinning Cactus
This type of mini cactus Haworthia attenuate is often touted as a zebra plant as well as a mini aloe vera. This cactus has small spines on the edge of the stem. Cactus originating from South Africa can survive with a little light making it suitable to decorate a coffee table in the family room or kitchen.
Mammillaria Elongata Mini Cactus
Mammillaria elongata type mini cactus consists of stems whose entire surface is prepared by fine yellow spines. This type of cactus can grow up to 20 cm in size and release white flowers. But remember, one way to care for this type of plant is to put it in a shady place and save a little sunlight so that it can live for a long time.
Ariocarpus Mini Cactus
This cactus usually has thorns on its leaves. However, this type of ornamental cactus Ariocarpus, in fact, does not have any spines on the leaves. The shape of the cactus leaf is unique because it has a prism shape, the tip is blunt, pointed and curved. The flowers are large, almost the size of a stem and have a variety of colors such as pink, yellow, purple, white and red.
Mammillaria Elongata Var Mini Cactus Var. Intertexta
The next mini cactus is still one type with Mammillaria elongata. The difference is in the size of the larger stem, and fine red spines combine the surface. This type of cactus is included in the category of cactus that is easy to flower.