I mean you can, but you might get pricked.
Can we talk about Cactus for a second? Or Cacti?? WHATEVER. I don’t know about you, but it seems that these little pricks became trendy overnight. Don’t get me wrong, it’s well overdue. I remember my mom keeping Aloe Vera plants and multiple succulents around the house ever since I was a little tot. There’s so many perks so I can totally see why…
Cacti are super low maintenance, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and they can provide you with some pretty rad home remedies! Take for instance, Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera can help heal wounds (not emotional wounds, sorry hun, that heart needs some dark chocolate and a GNO if ya know what I mean) but cuts and sunburns will improve! Aloe Vera has also been proven to reduce dental plaque, treat mouth ulcers, and reduce constipation. You can even use it in cooking to help add some color and crunch to you dish or soup!
So I bet you are wondering where the best place to buy these little pricks. Well patience young grasshopper, I’m about to tell you. DRUM ROLL PUHLEAAASE..! The Cactus King. This hidden gem is off of I-45 and W Canino Rd, and full of funky garden art, tons of big and small cactus plants and succulents. My husband and I planned on getting maybe 2-3 plants, and left with eight… and some pottery. I know, no self control. But I couldn’t resist the great prices and variety of this place. I took on a little too many cacti babies, probably more than I can handle. But as of right now, we’ve had our cactus babies for four months and they’re still going strong! Can I get a Whoop Whoop?!
If I can keep a plant alive for that long, so can YOU. Just remember to get the proper cacti potting soil and set them in a spot where they will get full-time sun. Also… I highly recommend buying gardening gloves BEFORE you pot these little suckers because I didnt, and I got a hand-full pricks n sticks. Just looking out for number one 😉
- XOXO MrsFitz