For anyone who would love to have plants around their living spaces, but can’t commit to a lot of care, cactus can be the perfect choice.
Growing in multiple varieties, a cactus requires little to almost no care, and is known to survive for decades. Especially the tall ones, which are outrageously bold and are in vogue for modern decor choices.
10 tall indoor cactuses
In this post, we take a look at 10 tall indoor cactus plants which are fast growing, require minimal care, and add an uncanny charm to your living space..
African Milk Tree
One of the fastest growing indoor cacti that reaches a height of up to 6 feet. The plant, although quite harmless, contains a milky white sap, which is known to cause irritation and can have toxic effects when ingested.
It grows abundantly in the Kenyan lands and is one of the finest types of house cactuses reaching delightful heights (up to 7 feet). It is characterised by yellow canary flowers blooming during the Summer and Spring.
Less of a cactus and more of a euphorbia species, the candelabra reaches a height of no less than 10 feet.
The most prominent among the opuntia species, prickly pear reaches as high as 8 feet, and needs optimum air and sunlight.
As the name suggests, this cactus has organ pipe shaped branches and also bears fruits. Grows up to 6 feet high.
An unusually shaped cacti with a silk-like surface and growing up to 5 feet high, Senia has a silky surface that makes it readily attractive.
Reaching up to a height of 7 feet, the Blue Myrtle has got green-blue stems, and is native to the Mexican lands producing edible berries.
The Mexican Giant Cardon
Mexican giant Cardon is capable of reaching a height of 8 feet and has flowers measuring up to three or four inches along with fruits that are the source of delicious jellies.
Old Man Cactus
This cactus reaches a height of up to 6 feet and prefers higher altitudes for optimum growth. Resembling the name, the Old Man cactus is characterised by silky white hair that imparts a distinguished appearance.
Mexican lime cactus
Another great looking, but slow growing cactus with cylindrical stems accompanied with red spines and cylindrical stems. It can grow up to 6 feet tall.
How to grow cactuses faster
One has to follow a bunch of simple steps to make their cactuses grow faster, which include:
- Watering with soft water
- Allowing for optimum air exchange
- Always use good quality fertilisers
- Give them a hot water bath once in a while
- Avoid repotting too much
A majority of tall cactuses are known to reach a desired height over a period of anywhere between six to twelve months to as long as two to three years.
Exposing cactuses to optimum sunlight and air fosters rapid growth and good health.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go and bring home a cactus today, and give a new touch to your living space like nothing else.