Cactus Love

Cactus Love

A couple years ago when we first moved to the Bay Area, Ella knocked a cactus plant off the shelf and onto my hand. I swore I'd never own a cactus for the rest of my life. I'll never forget those pin-like little suckers, as they were firmly implanted into my fingers for months! Hurt like freaking hell. I spent a few hundred bucks at the urgent care one day from an infection...talk about raging hatred towards something. Yep, I decided, no more cactus for me.

But something deep within me has changed. My heart has softened. Cactus (cacti??) are all the rage these days! Iโ€™ve learned over the years what little things make me smile. Sunshine. Dinners outside. A yummy glass of rose. Friends who make you laugh. A new dress. Date nights with my hubby. Foot massages. Perfectly fitting jeans. Andโ€ฆpretty plants! My mom is a landscape architect, and all my life I kinda rolled my eyes at plants. But now Iโ€™ve come to appreciate what they add to our minimalist style around here! 

Try it! Find a bowl or planter you love. Here are a few pretty ones I like!

1. Schoolhouse Electric // 2. Anthropologie // 3. West Elm // 4. West Elm // 5. CB2 // 6. Schoolhouse Electric

Layer the bottom with cactus / succulent soil, plant your little friend(s) in there, and then layer the top with a pretty white sand or teeny crushed rock (optional). Iโ€™ve found the secret to keeping these alive is to water them rarely - about once every one-two weeks. Donโ€™t soak the soil, just dribble the water around the plants. (Side note: I also love air plants and have found the secret to keeping these alive is to fully soak them in water for a few hours exactly 1x a week). 

Oh and Iโ€™m dreaming of the most beautiful fiddle leaf tree for my bedroomโ€ฆany tips on finding a good one or keeping it alive? Here are some pictures of the little plant family Iโ€™ve started. 

Here is a link to the cute white cactus pots I used. I looked for weeks for the perfect little white containers, and these were definitely the best I could find. 

Happy planting, lovelies! (And see my favorite cactus tank below!)

xoxo Kelly

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