Image: Charles de Vaivre
When it comes to plants, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have the greenest thumb. Sure, I’ve picked up some helpful tips and tricks over the years but my succulent game is still iffy, my yucca cane turned brown, and my first go at a fiddle leaf fig is turning out to be less than stellar (as in, send help right away because it’s dropping leaves faster than I can pick them up).
Enter the latest plant-of-the-moment…the cactus! Granted it’s still considered a succulent, which can sometimes be a little finicky in the watering department, but cacti, as a general rule, are pretty forgiving due to their “desert dweller” status. Literally, you only need to give these guys a little water about once every three weeks and even less in the winter months when they go dormant. You can imagine my relief at this discovery. I’ll definitely be picking up a few of these at my local nursery in the very near future. Wish me luck!
In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite images for incorporating these beauties into your home…
I’m really loving these, giant slender versions. They truly hold their own and they look terrific in the corner of a dining room or between your favorite set of chairs.
Image: French by Design
Personally, I always prefer cacti in terracotta pots. It just lends itself to their southwestern nature. Paired with aloe plants in the corner of this bright living room, they make the perfect statement next to a colorful chair.
Image: The Jungalow
Speaking of pots, I’m also digging these cheery ceramic versions. Clusters of these miniature cacti are just right for the top of a dresser or sideboard.
Image: Fantastic Frank
A grouping of cacti in rustic pots looks terrific when juxtaposed against this modern gray and white kitchen. The addition of the tall, leggy one in the corner provides lots of dramatic impact.
Image: SF Girl by Bay
Cactus plants prefer lots of indirect sunlight, so this window seat/ledge with its dreamy, soft light is an ideal spot. Gathering an eclectic group of plants together makes for a striking little indoor menagerie.
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