Cacti make very interesting additions to an outdoor rock garden or as an indoor plant. Cactus plants add color and interest to your garden and do well in bright direct sunlight and drier, well-draining soils. These are photos of some of the interesting and unusual cacti that I have grown.
This is Notocactus (Notocactus ubelmannianus), but it has pink flowers. Once the days reached 75 and the sun was on it, it started to bloom in my rock garden. This cactus is only about 4 inches high.
This was the year I had a very happy cactus that I grew on the windowsill indoors. It sat soaking up the sun and warmth in the windowsill. Since I planted it outside in the rock garden it still blooms, but not nearly as profusely. I believe it is another Notocactus.
Here is the same cactus blooming outdoors.
Echinopsis subdenudata (below) flowers only last for a day, but they sure are beautiful.
One more Notocactus, but this one is called golden ball. I haven’t seen it flower yet, but I’m keeping an eye on it. I do like how rapidly it reproduces at the base.
This thimble cactus has been spreading ever since I planted it. The plant is native to Mexico.