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Cacti are, like, actually really cool

Cactus makes perfect!

My first foray into the wild west of the houseplant world was with succulents and cacti. Why? Because they're famously low maintenance. For someone who regularly forgot to feed and water herself, I knew I needed plants that were forgiving. Succulents and cacti ticked all my boxes.

Succulents: In botany, succulents are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. They are adapted to harsh climates where rain comes sporadically. Think desert.

If you have a look around when you’re out at cafés or restaurants or even when you’re over at your friends’ place, you’ll probably begin to notice there are a lot of cacti and succulents around at the moment. Without doing too much, they can make a space look rather sharp, pun intended!

Globally, there are more people working from home at the moment than there ever have been. However, they are busier than ever before too and that leaves them with very little time to tend to plants. Low-key plants are key if you