Why we love Spike

Cacti come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have two things in common: they look cool and sculptural, and they’re very easy to care for.

Bright light
Easy care
The patch promise

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.

Quick facts

Botanical name


Plant type


Air purifying


Plant height (including pot)

5-10cm; 10-20cm

Pet/baby safe


Nursery pot size

5.5cm; 12cm

About Cacti

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.