15 Types of Indoor Cactus That Can Add Charm To Your House

15 Types of Indoor Cactus That Can Add Charm To Your House

Well, one of the downsides of growing indoor plants is that it requires humid environments to keep the health of tropical plants that often need the jungle-like conditions to truly grow. However, it is not a problem with the indoor cactus, and there are many types of indoor cactus that you can grow inside the house. These desert plants like dry air and normal room temperatures. 

Though some sunlight is needed for cactus health, there are many species that can get by on three hours a day, and additional lighting helps the cactus living in north-facing windows.

A happy cactus might even amaze you with the lively blooms. A plant that already thrills with otherworldly spiny and shapes texture. The slow growth and simple care requirements of these famous varieties will add charm to your indoor plants.

Types of Indoor Cactus

Cactus comes in different sizes and shapes, and even some cactus boast bright colored flowers. So here are some of the best types of indoor cactus that will look beautiful in your house.

Angel Wings Cactus

The angel wings or opuntia albispina cactus is a member of the prickly pear family, which grows steadily spaced groups of hairs rather than sharp spikes. This cactus is a Mexican native that grows a bunch of pads that get not higher than two feet tall, but it can grow up to five feet over in time. Red blooms are followed by pale yellow, edible fruits on which receive the full day of sun.

Rat Tail Cactus

If your window is where the most sunlight comes and you do not have space to keep a container, then consider a hanging basket with the amazing rat tail or aporocactus flagelliform. This cactus is original to Mexico, where it is lively magenta blooms that have been used in traditional medicines for heart problems. Pick the freely sized hanging container for the fast-growing cactus—the stem can trail for three feet.

African Milk Tree

Euphorbia Trigona or African milk tree is one of those simple cactus species that make every raiser feel like an expert. It is also known as the cathedral cactus; this African milk tree can grow more than eight feet tall. Also, it is a slow grower and is unlikely to grow more than four feet indoors. Small leaves grow between the thorns on rigid stems, and if you want to grow Rubra variety, then the leaves grow in reddish-purple. Moreover, if you plant this cactus in the soil with good drainage and giving water twice a month, then this cactus can live for decades.

Saguaro Cactus

If you have visited the Sonoran desert, then you will not forget the view of the forty-foot saguaro cactus punctuating the scenery. These amazing plants might live for two centuries; also, it can take up to forty years for flowering to bloom. The slow growth rate of this plant makes it possible to grow for many years for an indoor plant. Give this cactus as much light as possible and water twice a month.

Old Lady Cactus

This mammillaria hahniana or old lady cactus is full of personality as it forms small colonies of ten-inch tall spheres, and it features spines and white hairs. This healthy plant features halo pink blossoms like the crown atop ahead. Plant the cactus in a sandy potting mix, water it weekly, and in winter, water it monthly.

Bishop’s Cap

The sphere shape of astrophytum ornatum or bishop’s cap looks beautiful with decorative substantial ceramic pots and gravel mulch. Stiff spikes cover the spheres that can attain several feet in height. The cactus mostly develop a frosty white coating that might look like a disease, but it is a defense mechanism to protect from the sun. Water it weekly and give lots of hot sunny conditions if you want to see the yellow blooms develop.

Christmas Cactus

This cactus is rather toothless as far as the cactus family goes with the smooth part leaves and softly rounded spikes. Tubular flowers come in pink, orange, white, and red. This cactus specimen is the difference between normal cactus care. This cactus comes from Brazilian rainforests, where they live as epiphytes growing on the other three branches. Give the plant moderate irrigation and filtered light. Keep this plant at a cooler temperature between 50 and 60 degrees F as winter approaches; you can get the plant to rebloom.

Barrel Cactus

This Ferocactus genus or barrel cactus lives up to its name of wild cactus. This cactus is covered with long spikes that protect its edible pulp. This cactus might live for many decades and ultimately reach a height from eight to ten feet when growing outdoors. The barrel cactus wants as much sun you can give and limited watering coupled with the sandy, loose potting mix.

Fairy Castle Cactus

Well, who knew that the cactus could be whimsical? The stems of the cactus resemble the towers of the castle, making it an excellent addition to any whimsical garden. This slow-growing fairy castle cactus can go up to six feet in height. Remember that this cactus rarely produce flowers, they are often sold with artificial blooms attached.

Star Cactus

The star cactus is also known as starfish cactus and sea urchin cactus. It is a small cactus plant, making it ideal for an indoor succulent garden. A white or yellow bloom is a show-stopper on the small star cactus.

Bunny Ear Cactus

The angel wings or bunny ear cactus is a famous choice for its beautiful shape. This cactus does not have any spines like the traditional cactus, but that does not mean it is cuddly. The glochids (it is a red polka-dot appearance) can stick you.

Moon Cactus

This cactus is a famous addition to the succulent garden thanks to its bright color. The hybrid plant is actually two types of cacti grafted together, and the lifespan of the moon cactus is short compared to other cactus.

Ladyfinger Cactus

This cactus is also known as the gold lace cactus. It is a sweet cactus addition to the succulent garden. This small cactus can grow up to six inches tall and blooms with a white flower.

Crown Cactus

This cactus is slow-growing and forms tidy mounds about as wide as it is tall as six inches. Over time, it grows into a cluster and forms offshoots. Crown cactus produces big red-orange flowers in spring.

Golden Pincushion Cactus

It is a slow-growing round plant and it has beautiful golden yellow spines. This cactus can grow up to six inches wide and tall. Plenty of sunshine will keep this cactus more than happy. Provide bright, even light to help tight growth and flowering.

Final Words

There are several indoor cactus to grow; some are low maintenance, while others require a little bit of attention. So, we have mentioned above the best different types of indoor cactus that you can grow. Moreover, if you like to grow the Ranunculus plant then see the Ranunculus Plant Growing Guide at Home. If you find this information useful, drop a comment below this section. 

Abhilash Mathew

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *