Have you heard of the pencil cactus - the easiest plant to care for? I have a friend who, by her own admission, has a black thumb, and a few months ago she treated herself to one of these. Fast-forward to yesterday, I went over for a coffee and to my surprise, Becky’s pencil cactus looked better and livelier than ever!
Usually Becky goes through plants quicker than anyone I know, but it seems that this funky mix of a cactus and a succulent is truly the 'it' plant to cure someone's black thumb. Supposedly, it can survive almost any amount of abandonment, as long as you water it every two to three weeks and keep it away from pets (it’s not good for them). I’m getting one today. You?
P.S: The meaning of cacti.
P.P.S: And those awesome Agate planters.
(Photos by/via Gardenista, Manhattan Nest, For Me, For You, The Brick House and Food52)