Cactus can be found in almost every home today. Many people are fascinated by their “prickly” and mysterious beauty. A blooming cactus is incredibly beautiful. Furthermore, these exotic plants are easy to care for and can be adapted to any conditions.
So which is the most beautiful cactus in the world?
Acanthocalycium is one of the most beautiful cactus in the world. Acanthocalycium blooms with large, delicate pink, white or light purple flowers. They are located in the upper part of the cactus body. The cactus itself can be spherical or cylindrical in shape, ribbed, and dotted with small, bushy prickles. It is painted a dull dark green color.
Disocactus is an unusual epiphytic cactus with long, creeping stems. They can be up to five meters long! They are about two centimeters in diameter. These Cactus produce many bright green shoots. The shoots are densely dotted with prickles. Blooms in early spring with crimson or pink flowers. Flowers are large and elongated – 4-6 cm in diameter and 6-10 cm in length.
Astrophytum is a globular or cylindrical cactus of a muted green color. The body of the cactus is ribbed, with small whitish speckles and bushy, curly soft prickles. Height of the plant – from 20 to 60 cm. On top of the cactus, there are large (up to 7 cm in diameter) light yellow flowers with a bright orange core and elongated petals.
Gymnocalycium is also one of the most beautiful cactus in the world. Hymnocalicyum is a small, gray-green, globular, flattened cactus. No more than 15 cm in height and 4-10 cm in diameter. It is studded with very interesting bunched and symmetrically arranged thorns, up to three centimeters long. At the top of the plant bloom beautiful white and very large flowers – up to 10 cm in diameter. The elongated graceful petals reveal a delicate yellow core.
Schlumbergera is a delightful abundant branching cactus shrub dotted with bright elongated flowers. Flowers delight with richness and brightness of color – pink, crimson, red, and orange flowers densely scattered on flat branches. Curiously, the branches of this cactus have no thorns – they please the eye with rich green color and beautifully shaped leaves, with jagged edges. Flowers are tubular, zygomorphic, and are at the ends of the branches.
Notocactus is a dark green globular cactus, 10 to 60 centimeters high. Covered with small bushy prickles, which makes it seem fluffy. In the upper part blooms unusually beautiful, large yellow flowers. Size – 3-6 cm in diameter. When open, they seem very large. The elongated petals are arranged in several layers, surrounding a fluffy core.
Opuntia is a beautiful plant with oval flat-shaped shoots. An entire small tree, up to two meters tall, can be grown from an opuntia. The cactus is covered with small prickles as well as wispy ones. Blooms with tubular flowers in red or yellow.
Rebutia is another one of the most beautiful cactus in the world. Rebutia – is a whole mountain of round globular Cactus, dotted with fluffy prickles. So you’ll think you have furry green dandelions in front of you. The cactus ranges in height from 20 to 60 centimeters. During flowering, densely dotted with bright funnel-shaped flowers, 3-6 centimeters in diameter. Flowers can be different colors – orange, yellow, and pink, arranged in a circle at the top of the cactus.