He's very laid back on watering. Give him a small drink when his soil is fully dry.
No surprise that he loves the sun, so put him somewhere as bright as possible.
In warmer months, give him a dose of cactus feed once a month to help him grow.
He comes in a variety of different spiky shapes and sizes, so group a few together for a stylish display. Caring for several is as easy as caring for one.
Plant height (including pot)
Nursery pot size
There is an enormous variety of cacti around the world, most of them cheerfully living in hot, dry conditions where most other plants would perish. They’re succulents, which means they can store large amounts of water to keep them alive through long droughts.
They rarely have leaves, because leaves mean moisture loss. Instead many have developed hard spikes, which both minimise evaporation and keep pesky animals away.
Order Spike and you’ll receive one of a variety of different species, all with a unique personality. We can’t specify which you’ll receive, but each one has its charms.
It’s a great starter plant or gift because it’s so easy to take care of. It will tolerate lower light conditions, but thrives in sun, and needs very little water. He’d much much rather be too dry than too wet. Try to make him think he’s in the desert.
Please note that your cactus will arrive in a nursery pot. We have lots of plant pots available to make him look even smarter.
Did you know?
Cacti are so resilient that they can even be found on the driest desert on Earth, the Atacama desert.