Pricing and Costs of Cactus Plants

By M. Krasniak, writer
Nov 25, 2010
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Purchasing cactus plants online will save you time and money

Pricing and costs of cactus plants run the gamut. Many factors go into how much a cactus plant costs, such as species, size and its area of origin. The more common types of cacti such as the prickly pear cactus are low cost because they are easier to grow than the saguaro cactus, for example. It is important to pick the right cactus plant to fit not only your decor and intended usage, but also one that will fit your budget as well.

The first step to finding the right cactus plant for the right price is to decide what kind of cacti you want. Think about these suggestions when making a decision:

1. Get your money’s worth with a common prickly pear cactus.

2. Send a fine Christmas cactus to employees and clients this holiday season.

3. Consider looking for succulent plants online to get the best prices on young plants.

Find countless uses for a reasonably priced prickly pear cactus

If you are looking to buy cactus plants, yet you aren't sure which type to get, consider the prickly pear cactus. This species of cacti whose scientific name is "Opuntia," is one of the most versatile cactus plants available. There are many uses for this type of cactus, including beverages, hair conditioner, stomach problem remedies and dye production. The best part is that the prickly pear cactus is one of the lowest cost cactus plants as well. It's a bargain considering all of its uses, in addition to being a beautiful addition to any office decor.

Give the gift of beauty and color this season with a Christmas cactus

'Tis the season for decorating the office with beautiful Christmas cacti. The plant blooms around December and this type of cactus flower lasts into the New Year. If you are looking to buy cactus online, then this is a great option, because they make beautiful gifts for your loyal customers. The prices for these cacti depend on if you buy it as a gift or if you buy it for your own enjoyment. Delivered plants are more expensive due to gift packaging and delivery costs.

Buy succulent plants like aloe for their many medicinal purposes

One of the most common succulent plants online is the aloe plant. Most people know this close relative of the cactus for its medicinal purposes in addition to its unique look. When you go to buy succulent plants, you will see that the price for the plant depends on its age. Since aloe tends to grow very slowly, buying an older, more established plant will run you considerably more than a younger plant.
  • When looking up cactus plant information, be sure to verify whether or not the cactus that you want to purchase is an indoor or outdoor cactus plant and whether or not it will grow well in your region. Believe it or not, not all cactus plants thrive in hot, dry conditions.
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