You’ll Be Starstruck by the Bishop’s Cap Unique Shape

The Bishop’s Cap cactus is a slow-growing cacti native to northern and central Mexico as well as the southern United States. Astrophytum myriostigma , also known as the Bishop’s Hat, is an easy-to-grow houseplant making it great for beginners. The cactus has no spines, just like the Lamb’s Tail Cactus, making it a friendlier cacti … Read more

The Spider Cactus: Cute, not Creepy

The Spider cactus is native to South America. Gymnocalycium denudatum is an unbranching cactus that stays quite small, even at maturity. The cacti’s large blooms dwarf the plant and create a beautiful visual during spring and summer. Spider Cactus Appearance The Spider cactus features a single, spherical stalk. The body is dark green and glossy … Read more

Mammillaria Zeilmanniana: The Rose Pincushion Cactus

The Rose Pincushion Cactus is native to Mexico and the south-western United States. Mammillaria zeilmanniana is a stunning variety of cactus that produces many flowers from its multiple clusters. The result, once the plant matures, is a blanket of blooms over the entire cactus. Rose Pincushion Cactus Appearance Mammillaria zeilmannia has globular-shaped stems that grow … Read more

The Easy and Adorable Spiny Pincushion Cactus

The Spiny Pincushion cactus is native to the Sonoran Desert in the United States. Mammillaria spinosissima is considered easy to grow and very drought tolerant. The plant’s small size and bright flowers make it a welcome addition to any space in your home or office. Spiny Pincushion Cactus Appearance The Spiny Pincushion cactus reaches a … Read more

Lobivia Cactus: Great for Small Spaces

The Lobivia cactus, Lobivia arachnacantha, is native to South America. The plant is a dwarf species also referred to as the Cob cactus. There are approximately 70 species of Lobivia with most being considered a good beginner house plant.  Lobivia Cactus Appearance Lobivia cactus begin with a globular shape and elongate as the plant matures. … Read more

The Parodia Cactus: A Staple of Cacti Collectors

The Parodia cactus is native to South America. Parodia magnifica is also known as the Silver Ball cactus or the Snowball cactus. It was named for the botanist who discovered it, Lorenzo Parodia. There are many wonderful varieties to choose from in the Parodia genus. Parodia Cactus Appearance The Parodia cactus is ball-shaped with pronounced … Read more

How to Care for Flowering Cactus Varieties

While most cacti produce flowers, many varieties of flowering cactus only do so when grown outdoors or under precise conditions. For houseplant lovers, the good news is there are still many flowering cacti that happily grow indoors and produce stunning blooms. The key to optimal cactus blooming is providing growing conditions that mimic their natural … Read more