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Cacti are desert plants native to the Americas. This article is mainly about their maintenance, details, propagation and common cacti varieties. So, lets proceed with the article.


If you can manage a few things, it isn’t hard to care for the cacti.



Since they are a desert plant, the watering should be very infrequent. Cacti implanted in lawns/gardens could be watered more often than those in containers.


Excessive watering can cause parasites in your cacti. Water them sparingly in winters especially. If your cactus has fungus on it, then you should remove the infected part to control the spread.


Propagation is a procedure to start new plants from the present ones. Cacti can be propagated by way of stem cutting, seed germination and branch. Remember all varieties can not be propagated by cutting or division.

Following are some of the common varieties of these plants.

Hedgehog Cactus

Barrel Cactus

Saguaro Cactus

Prickly Pear

Organ Pipe Cactus

Horse Crippler

Pincushion Cacti

Thanksgiving Cactus

Easter Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Interesting Facts about Cacti

Saguaro cactus is the tallest cactus plant that can grow up to 20 m high.

All cacti are native to the Americas.

All cacti are succulents. They store water to use it later.

Native Americans used the barrel cactus for a pot.

There are over 2000 species of cactus.

Some cactus spines can be approximately 15 cm long.

Gila woodpeckers nest within the stem of the saguaro cactus.

Cacti facts

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