Decorating with plants - A bowl of cacti

Remember back in Spring when I wanted cacti but I was worried to get them for the kids? Well, after much thinking during my holidays (I actually had time to think!!!), I decided that the kids would be fine as long as I place the cacti somewhere appropriate and the kids know what they are. I definitely over-thought this cactus business, but that’s me – I over-think random stuff and I under-think all the important decisions. It seems to be working for me so far… I’ll stick to it!

My parents had a gorgeous green bowl that I remember used to be full of cacti growing up but it had been empty for good few years now so I decided to make my first experiment there. It was only appropriate.

Decorating with plants - A bowl of cacti - so pretty
I decided to go for a combination of cacti and succulents to make it more interesting.Once they were all planted, I covered the soil with some colored glass beads that reflect the light.
Decorating with plants - A bowl of cacti

My parents were delighted. It makes a lovely table feature and the glass beads makes it very bright. I liked it so much that I decided to do something similar in my own house in Ireland. Same, same but different, you know?

I had a couple of glasses that had a crack at the top and were too dangerous to drink from but too pretty to throw away, so I decided to used them for the cacti.
Decorating with plants - A glass of cactus
I used some white decorative stones at the bottom of the glass and I also covered the soil with them.
Decorating with plants - A glass of cactus

While buying the cacti, I also bought a couple of succulents. I know that it was only meant to be one plant a month but they were tiny, cute and super cheap and I had few cuts from other succulents that I wanted to plant and all together they would look lovely. Anyway, I did buy them and I did plant them and I am very happy about it now… (and slightly embarrassed for the long explanation…).
Decorating with plants - Succulents
Decorating with plants - Succulents
I think cacti may be addictive – all the different shapes, colors, flowers… I will try to stay strong. I will try…

Have you got cactus at home? What is your favorite cactus?
Chaotic Itzi


  1. I find cacti interesting to look at! For our first ever house plant we’ve just bought a tiny adorable succulent not unlike one of yours! I’m not too good at keeping things alive so I’m starting small!

    1. Succulents are great plants to get confident if you are not green fingered as they don’t require much attention and they look amazing. Good luck!!

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