You should already know that cacti are the trend of the time in decoration. This spiny plant that loves a sun has invaded the houses and can be found in the living room, in the kitchen, in the bathroom and even in the bedrooms.
But what you may not know is that there are different types of cacti which can be used in decoration. That's it! More precisely cacti belong to the family of Cactaceae with about 300 genres cataloged and two thousand different species. That is, you will lack space in your home for such variety of cacti.
Cacti are native to the Americas and can be found from Patagonia to the most desert regions of North America. And speaking of desert, cacti are a type of plant that enjoy dry, hot and low humidity. With this, watering is a rare event for the species.
Most of the time, in order to take care of a cactus you need only watch for the correct luminosity, since the plant depends on sunlight to develop, and water it only sporadically. Fertilizing is also not necessary because the plant adapts better to poor, sandy soils.
Whether it's the versatility that cacti present, the ease of cultivation or the exotic beauty they bring to the environment, it's worth giving the plant a chance in some corner of your home.
But before that, know better some of the most popular varieties of cacti that we selected in this post. It has a cactus of all kinds and size, has a cactus that blooms, has a Brazilian cactus and has a cactus that does not even look like a cactus. In short, a variety and so much for you to choose the one that most matches your home. Check out:
Types of cacti: pin cushion (Mammillaria)
Let's start by talking about the Cactus Cushion or Mammillaria , the scientific name of this species. Looking at it makes it easy to understand the name. Round shaped and surrounded by spines, the cactus really resembles a pincushion.
This type of cactus grows little, measuring at most ten centimeters in height. For this reason, it is most advisable to plant it in pots. Care, like other cacti, involves lots of sunlight, little water and a soil mixed with sand and fine limestone.
Picture 1 - Want to bet on a kind of cactus that blooms? So the Pin Cushion is a great option; its flowers range from pink and red to cream and yellow.
Picture 2 - Small and delicate, the Cushion of Pins can compose a beautiful decoration for your house.
Picture 3 - Try to plant it together with other species, but be careful not to lose the Cushion of Pins among other larger types.
Picture 4 - Rustic and delicate: is not it a beautiful plant option to decorate the house?
Types of cacti: Old Beard (Tillandsia Usneoides)
Native to Central America, Barba de Velho has this name because of its appearance: white hairs cover the entire length of the plant. Barba de Velho blooms, but you have to be patient because it should happen only after twenty years of planting. But when they appear, the flowers surprise by the red tone of their petals.
Picture 5 - Weeping, the Old Beard is easy to care for and only asks for the sunlight to remain beautiful.
Picture 6 - The earthenware vessel emphasizes the rustic appearance of the cacti.
Types of cacti: golden barrel, Mother-in-law's chair (Echinocactus grusonii)
Golden barrel, mother-in-law's chair or ball cactus are some of the names by which this type of cactus is known. The round and thorny shape of this variety is its main attraction. The ball cactus can grow up to thirty centimeters high and is widely used in gardens, alone or with other species. In summer, the ball cactus features pink flowers on top. Unlike other types of cactus, the ball cactus appreciates a soil rich in organic matter.
Picture 7 - The Cactus Ball originates in Mexico is a great option for rustic and desert gardens.
Picture 8 - The name Mother-in-law is a bit intriguing, do not you think?
Picture 9 - Cacti and stones: a sure combination.
Types of cacti: Peanut Cactus (Chamaecereus Silvestrii)
The peanut cactus has this name because of the size of its stems, similar to that of the legume. This type of cactus has branched growth and can reach up to 30 centimeters in height. In spring the peanut cactus flowers beautiful red flowers. The peanut cactus should be grown in half shade.
Image 10 - Peanut cactus and its lush red flowers.
Image 11 - Even in the small vase, the peanut cactus proves its beauty.
Types of cacti: Cactus Button (Epithelantha Micromeris)
The Cactus Button is a remarkable type of cactus. Although it does not grow much, it does not stop appearing. Round shape and red flowers are an asset to this plant, but that's not all. After flowering, the Bud Cactus produces a red edible fruit. Grow it under full sun and water eventually.
Picture 12 - In the garden, the button cactus blooms and catches the attention of those who pass.
Picture 13 - Already in the vase, the button cactus also shows its charm and beauty.
Types of cacti: Cory Cactus (Coryphantha Ramillosa)
The Cory Cactus is a rare species of cactus found naturally between the United States and Mexico, coming to be considered a species in extinction by the North American government. In summer, the plant blossoms in a shade of lilac next to the purple.
Picture 14 - So small that it fits inside a cup.
Picture 15 - A romantic composition of cacti.
Types of cacti: Cactus (Rhipsalis)
At first glance you may be wondering "where is the cactus noodles?". But do not be surprised. The noodle cactus is a spiny, pendent and branched species that can measure up to 90 centimeters. The cultivation is also a bit different, no sun for the cactus noodles. Take care of him half a shadow.
Picture 16 - A good request to use the cactus noodles in the decoration is forming a vertical garden with it.
Picture 17 - It is easy to understand the name of the pasta cactus when looking at its elongated and thin stems.
Types of cacti: Cactus Stone, Monk's Hood (Astrophytum)
The Monk's Stone Cactus has a very different appearance from other cacti. The cylindrical shape, with eight well-marked ribs, shows slight white spots uniformly scattered throughout the plant. The stone cactus flowers are yellow and can be seen in summer. Farm it under the protection of cold winter days.
Image 18 - A beautiful and lush specimen of the Cactus Stone and its flower.
Picture 19 - The pebbles complete the rustic look of the plant.
Picture 20 - The white dots give an extra charm to the stone cactus.
Types of cacti: Cactus Pera or Nopal
The Pear Cactus is a great acquaintance of us all. Largely used in decorations, it is usually found in small vases to sell, but the species also has growth potential and can be used to form flowerbeds in gardens. The main characteristic of this species are the flattened and elongated leaves covered by a layer of short white hairs.
Image 21 - The white ceramic vase holds with care the small specimen of pear cactus.
Image 22 - In this external area, the option was for a larger version of the pear cactus.
Picture 23 - A trio of success in the house.
Picture 24 - Or double, who knows?
Types of cacti: San Pedro Cactus (Wachuma)
The San Pedro Cactus is widely used in rituals of the indigenous peoples of South America for its power, it is believed, of expanding consciousness. And from this cactus is extracted the mescaline, active principle of mescal, the substance that confers what the ancient people call "opening of the skies".
Image 25 - The elongated shape of the San Pedro cactus also makes it known as "the one who sleeps on his feet".
Picture 26 - The apartment of industrial style bet on the use of Cactus San Pedro to compose the decor of the entrance hall.
Image 27 - Beautiful white flowers appear during the summer on the elongated stems of the San Pedro Cactus.
Types of cacti: Cactus Semaphore (Opuntia Leucotricha)
The Semaphore Cactus can grow to incredible five feet in height. Natural of Mexico, this species has a thin covering of hairs, protruding stems and in the summer appear delicate yellow flowers.
Image 28 - Harmonious rustic composition of cacti for the hallway of the house.
Picture 29 - In the correct conditions of light, the traffic light cactus becomes a rustic and attractive option for the decoration.
Picture 30 - In the garden, the traffic light cactus also leaves nothing to be desired.
Types of cacti: Peruvian Cactus (Cereus Repandus)
The Cactus of Peru is a species that can reach up to nine meters in height. The elongated growth, in the form of a column, is exotic and different from the others of the species. In landscaping looks great when combined with smaller cacti. The Peruvian cactus flowers are white and have a peculiarity: they only open at night.
Picture 31 - In the vase, Peru's cactus guarantees the rustic and exotic look that the decoration needs.
Image 32 - The exotic shape of this cactus is one of its main attractions.
Image 33 - And the more space you give him, the more he will grow.
Types of cacti: Chandelier (Euphorbia Ingens)
The Candelabro Cactus is also known as Mandacaruzinho in Northeast Brazil. This cactus has a poisonous and poisonous milky sap, so it must be handled with care.
Image 34 - An authentic decoration with cacti: the Candelabo type has the most commonly disseminated form of cacti.
Picture 35 - Complete the decoration with candelabra cactus using smaller species.
Picture 36 - In the entrance hall, exuberant and well-tended cacti vessels receive with all sympathy who arrives.
Types of cacti: Espostoa
The Cactus Espostoa is very similar to Barba de Velho for presenting longs for whites throughout the length of the plant. This type of cactus is native to Ecuador and Peru, living at altitudes between 800 and 2500 meters. The species produces sweet and edible fruits.
Image 37 - A neat pottery to house the cactus Espostoa.
Picture 38 - The white hair on the cactus gives an aged and very beautiful appearance to the plant.
Types of cacti: Ferocactus
Ferocactus is a slow-growing, rounded-shaped cactus. Its main attraction is the large spines that surround the plant completely. It can be grown in flower beds or pots, but when it reaches the edge of the border it is recommended to pass it to a larger pot.
Image 39 - A beautiful decorative trio of Ferocactus vases.
Picture 40 - Thorns are the great highlight of this species of cactus, but be sure to keep it in a place that does not pose danger to children and pets.
Picture 41 - Thorns are the great highlight of this species of cactus, but be sure to keep it in a place that does not pose danger to children and pets.
Types of cacti: Fig tree of India (Opuntia Ficus-Indica)
The Fig Tree of India is a large cactus spread throughout the world. Despite its name, Figueira da Índia originates in Mexico and develops well in places with arid and dry climate. The plant has a sweet, fleshy and juicy fruit that can be consumed without damage to health.
Picture 42 - Surrounded by water, but at the same time isolated, since too much watering can damage the plant.
Image 43 - Fence with the Fig Tree of India.
Image 44 - The Fig Tree of India also blooms and draws attention to the flowers of red tone.
Types of cacti: May Flower (Schlumbergera Truncata)
Maybe you must have gotten tired of seeing May Flower out there, but did you know it's a kind of cactus? This species is a type of Brazilian cactus very ornamental and can be cultivated in pots like plant pending. Exuberant flowering takes place in May - as the name suggests - and other autumn months. To grow the flower of May it is important to prepare the soil with organic fertilizer, preferably earthworm humus, place it in a sunny place and ensure watering so that the soil is always slightly moistened.
Image 45 - Extremely decorative, the May Flower is a beautiful species of cactus to grow at home.
Image 46 - The flowering of the species happens in different colors, going from white to lilac.
Picture 47 - Although it does not have spines, the leaves of the flower of May well that resemble the common aspect of the majority of the cacti.
Types of cacti: October Flower (Hatiora Rosea)
Very similar to May Flower, the October Flower is also a very decorative cactus species that blooms in the spring months. The cultivation of the October Flower should be done in fertile soil, with irrigations spaced and kept in place in half shade.
Image 48 - Although very similar, the flowers of Flor de Outubro are larger and more open than those of Flor de Maio.
Image 49 - Another characteristic of this plant is vertical growth, unlike the Flower of May that is pending.
Picture 50 - In the pot, remember to keep the earth slightly moistened.
Types of cacti: Gymnocalycium
The name Gymnocalicium comes from the Greek and means bare chalice, a reference to floral buds that neither hairs nor thorns. Native to Brazil and other South American countries, Gymnocalicium is a small cactus species that does not exceed six inches in height. The decorative use in pots with other species of cacti and succulents is the most common way of cultivating the plant.
Image 51 - A mix of cacti and succulents in the bowl, open bowl, and decorated with white pebbles.
Picture 52 - Gymnocalicium is a good choice of cactus for those who wish to gift as a souvenir.
Image 53 - The cement vessel gently houses the different species of cacti and succulents.
Image 54 - Pink rhinestones to complete the charm of the cacti.
Image 55 - A bowl of succulent cacti immersed in the good energies of crystal and amethyst stones.
Types of cacti: Head of Friar (Malocactus)
The Cactus Head of Friar comes from Mexico and has a cylindrical shape all surrounded by thorns. As it grows it can take the form of a pyramid and develop on top a head covered with small red spines.
Image 56 - A collection of Heads of Friar.
Image 57 - Alone in the vase, the Head of Frade reveals all its rusticity.
Image 58 - Frade's head sharing the vase with other species as small as it.
Image 59 - Friar's head in its adult phase.
Types of cacti: Mandacaru
The Mandacaru is the typical Brazilian cactus, symbol of the Northeast, more specifically of the state of Pernambuco. To develop well Mandacaru needs a lot of sun, sandy soil and few waterings. The Mandacaru flowers are white, but bloom only at night, since during the day they wither.
Image 60 - The clean room won a vase of mandacaru very nicely positioned near the window.
Picture 61 - Still small this mandacaru makes beautiful next to bookshelf.
Image 62 - In the external area, mandacaru develops to its full potential.
Picture 63 - Try making a composition of mandacarus and other cacti in your living room.
Types of cacti: Hedgehog
The Hedgehog is a type of cactus originating in Mexico. It can reach up to 1.5 meters in height if grown directly under the sun. The cactus blossoms bloom at the top of each stem.
Image 64 - Full of thorns: this makes it easy to understand the meaning of the name of this cactus.
Image 65 - In the window, the different types of cactus are splashed with natural light.
Image 66 - In the vase or the picture, what matters is having a cactus to call yours.
Types of cacti: Foxtail
The foxtail has white thorns that contrast with its vibrantly colored flowers, ranging from orange to yellow. The flowering of the foxtail cactus happens in the hot months. In order to develop properly you prefer to keep it in the shade.
Image 67 - Exuberant, the Foxtail Cactus guarantees that rustic and florid touch to the decoration.
Image 68 - Cultivated in a pendant way, the Fox Tail stands out.
Types of cacti: Saguaro (Carnegiea Gigantea)
The Saguaro is a species of cactus originating in the Sonoran Desert, located between Mexico and the United States. Appreciates the heat, the dry and arid climate. The plant can grow up to 15 meters high and live impressive 200 years.
Image 69 - The typical arms of the Saguaro appear in the plant after the first eight years of life.
Picture 70 - At the edge of the pool, the Saguaro cactus absorbs all the light and the heat of the sun.
Image 71 - In the vase, the growth of Saguaro is controlled.
Types of cacti: Xique Xique (Pilocereus gounellei)
Xique Xique is a cactus with shrub, white flowering and reddish edible fruits. Natural of the region that extends from Brazil to South Florida, this species of cactus has rigid and pointed spines that can become dangerous depending on where they are grown.
Image 72 - Xique Xique was exposed in this room as a work of art.
Picture 73 - In this kitchen, Xique Xique found the perfect place: the parapet of the window.