Desert Gems Cacti
Desert Gems Cacti Plant Features
Desert Gems cacti -- some of the most colorful cactus around -- are easy-to-grow houseplants that add a bold dash of color to your home decor. Available in jewel-tone shades of topaz pink, emerald green, amethyst purple, fire-opal orange, and sapphire blue, Desert Gems cacti are small indoor plants perfect for decorating desks and tabletops. While they're stunning on their own, we love mixing these colorful cacti houseplants together in fun arrangements. You can also dress up Desert Gems cacti by growing them in colorful containers to match or contrast their vibrant hues.
Note: Desert Gems cacti have relatively soft spines, making them a lot less prickly than other cactus varieties. They're fun houseplants for older children to care for and nurture.
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Desert Gems Cacti Growing Instructions
Grow Desert Gems cacti in a bright spot; they do best when they get enough light for at least part of the day to cast a strong shadow. These indoor plants will tolerate
Water Desert Gems cacti sparingly. They typically don't need watering more than once every 10 to 14 days -- and possibly even less if they're grown in low light or consistently cool temperatures. Take care not to overwater these colorful cacti -- too much moisture is the easiest way to do them in.
Desert Gems don't require much fertilizer, but if you wish to fertilize, you can do so as little as once a year or so with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. These cacti also don't require any pruning; they're truly easy to grow!
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Note: Slow-growing Desert Gems will eventually grow fresh spines from the new growth that are not colorful. If this happens, don't worry --- there's nothing wrong with your plants. In fact, it shows you're a great indoor gardener and your plants are happy and healthy!
Desert Gems cacti are not intended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red
Low water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Desert Gems Cacti with these varieties:
Aloe is a beautiful low-water succulent that looks beautiful with colorful Desert Gems cacti.
There is a wide variety of fun succulent houseplants available to pair with Desert Gems cacti.
Great question! We've tried this and we've not really seen much of a difference in the color by using food coloring or food dyes in the water. This is not not an effective way to change or influence the color of the cacti.