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Popular Types Of Cactus For Home Garden

by aditya abhishek

Prickly Pear Cactus

Plants of genus Opuntia are called Prickly pear cactus or pear cactus  and can be propagated easily through leaves. They are native to America. 


Mammillaria is a genus of cactus family which has around 200 species of cactus plant. They are native to Mexico, United States, Caribbean, Colombia, etc. 

Bunny Ear Cactus

They are popular houseplant cactus because of leaves shape that look like bunny ears. Native to Mexico, this cactus plant is also low maintenance plant. 


Echinocactus also called Barrel cactus are native to North American desert southwest. They are popular for plump, round shaped look & vibrant flowers. 

Saguaro Cactus

They can grow up to 50 feet high & can live for 200 years. It is a slow growing plant and flowers after 50 years of plantation. 

Fairy Castle Cactus

They produce many stemmed clumps that vary in height & appear as tiny towers. Fairy Castle cactus is native to North America & can grow up to 6 feet.

Bishop's Cap Cactus

They are naturally found in Centra Mexico and can grow up to 2.5 inches high and 6 inches wide. They are rare & hard to grow. 

Moon Cactus

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii, commonly known as moon cactus or Hibotan cactus, Chin Cactus, Plaid Cactus, Ruby Ball, Hibotan Cacti is quite popular among plant lovers. 

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