succulents

Hey cacti lover

So you’re interested in the world of cacti, how not to love these incredible plants if they are simply spectacular, there are endless types of cactus for you to have either inside your home, in the patio or even in the balcony, they not only serve as decoration for their peculiar shapes but also because they go well with that type of pots avant-garde, or really any other kind.

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Why having a cactus is the best option?

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One of the best things that cacti have, is that you can get one of them (even one of each species) around the corner, you can get cactus for sale in any greenhouse, or even, if you live in the city, in one of the thousands of florists that you get every block. And you might be wondering why are cactus in a flower shop? Well, cacti have flowers, and it could be said that they are quite beautiful and out of the ordinary. Flowering cacti can come in different types, either in the form of a flower as we already know or fruits, just be careful when you eat them.

And if by any chance the gardeners who sell succulents near you do not understand that they had to be close to you or those offered do not impress you enough to make you wanna join team cactus, take a look at one of these in amazon. There will be no excuses to get any type, from mini cactus, mega cacti with or without flowers, bulky or fine:, in short, the eyes were made to see.

Care of the cacti

The care of the cacti could be said to be almost none for their survival, so it is perfect for that type of forgetful person, or who lives after the stress of everyday life. But in the same way, if you want it to grow and maintain itself in a spectacular way, there are some cactus care tips that you can follow and why not, boast of your gardening skills and if you are one of the people who are super neglected and you even get boiled water burned you can always buy a pair of fake cacti.

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How often should you water a cactus can vary due to the type of succulent you have, it could usually be every week, and even every two weeks, but the best way to keep it alive is to add compost for cactus. I almost bet it won't fail. In the event that you want to have a succulent indoors, we recommend that you place it in an area where it can get some light, even if it is artificial. Remember that these plants live in the desert and if you ever saw old west films you can make the relationship quickly.

But there is an additional fact you cannot miss before leaving, and it’s the question many perceptive minds might have started to wonder:

¿Is the succulent a cactus?

The answer is ... No, and to answer this a little more "scientifically" we should look at the definition of succulent:

“In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning 'juice', or 'sap'. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. Some definitions also include roots, thus geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs may be regarded as succulents.” from wikipedia

So translating our beloved Wikipedia, succulents store water throughout their structure but cacti only store water in their foliage. Then, to conclude we could say that all cacti are succulent but not all succulents are cacti.

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