These colorful cacti are actually two plants that have been grafted together. The reason for this is that the colorful tops have no chlorophyll (remember that word from 5th-grade science class?) that the plant needs to photosynthesize. They are grafted to another cacti that can provide enough nutrients for the both of them.

 

Note: Sizes are indicative of pot size, not plant size. For example: 4" pot means that the plant will come in a 4" tall by 4" wide plastic nursery pot.

Cactus - Grafted Color Top

  • -Brightness: Bright direct sunlight. 

    -Sun Exposure: Direct light. Full sun ideal.

    -Water: Allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Make sure your container has drainage holes to avoid root rot.

    -Humidity: Normal to dry. Think of a desert.