☘ Origin: America, Africa and Sri Lanka
☘ Family: Cactaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Cacti
Native American cultures believe that the cactus represents warmth, protection, and motherly love. Because cacti plants can survive in harsh conditions, they've become a symbol of unconditional, maternal love. Cacti plants further symbolize maternal love and care because they have medicinal qualities.
The word "Cactus" is derived through Latin from the Ancient Greek (kaktos), a name used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant, which may have been the cardoon (Cynara cardunculus).
While plants bring positivity into your home, Cactuses are an exception. Cactuses are nice plants with strong protective energy but their spines are a problem. Place your living cactus plants with thorns in a sunny spot with good flow of air, and say goodbye to negative energy. Good Feng Shui placement for cactus plants protects people from the negative energy rays that cactus spines radiate in all directions.
All Cacti are Succulents, but not all Succulents are Cacti. A Cactus will steal your heart with its vibrant color, funky appeal, and gorgeous flowers. The lifespan of a Cactus plant can vary from 25 years to 300 years. A unique characteristic is that it has periods of blossom and rest.
Cacti are popular among houseplant enthusiasts due to their distinctive, spiny skin, and appealing twisty shapes. These features make them appear as if they were sculpted by Mother Nature herself to demonstrate her creativity.
☘ Adding Cacti to your home, help keep your fresh air and remove toxins from the environment.
☘ Plants absorb our respiratory waste (carbon dioxide), and they convert it into plant carbohydrates to build strong bodies that in turn create pure, clean, life-empowering oxygen for us to breathe.