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Cacti are great

They come in all shapes and sizes, tall ones, round ones and very small ones.

echinocereus in habitatSome are very tall. More

Many cacti grow into giant balls. More

But others are not much bigger than your finger tip. More

Prickly pear cacti (Opuntia) have many flat pads. More

Some cacti grow in rain forests on trees. They look completely different but they’re still cacti. More

Some cacti have leaves and look like normal plants with spines. More

Follow the links above to find out more about some of the many different kinds of cacti.


The plant shown above is an Echinocereus growing in the wild. We have some pictures of cacti in cultivation in Cactus flowers and a Spiney gallery.

We have some information on how you can grow cacti at home in
Grow cacti.

And a little bit about Where cacti live in the wild.

And finally cacti are different to all other plants. Find out What makes cacti special.

lobivia in habitat