The overarching goal for my home has always been one thing: fun. I want my family to feel happy, energized and in good spirits the second they walk in the door. I accomplish that through crazy wall treatments, boldly colored furniture and generally unexpected little touches.
And thanks to my latest find, I can do that through my plants, too.
I found these happy little cacti at Home Depot in the succulent section. They are branded as Desert Gems, and cost a little over $5 a piece (including the cute little pots). I selected blue, green and yellow for my home, but they were available in other colors, like pink and orange, too.
When I first saw these cacti, I was a little horrified. Did they paint these plants?!? But then, I realized they likely colored them through their water supply, like the white carnation experiment we all did as kids. Maybe I should still be horrified? Can I be horrified and happy at the same time? That sounds like a question for a therapist.
When new growth on these little cacti comes in, the new spines are in the natural color of the plant. My blue one was doing that before I brought it home from the store. I think it looks pretty neat like that!
I don’t have the greenest of thumbs, so I am hopeful that I can keep these little gems alive.
Have you seen these brightly colored cacti before? Do they fit the vibe of your home or are you more of a natural colored plant type of gal (or guy)?