I am slightly obsessed at the moment with cacti. Did you know there are over 2,000 species of cacti, with various shapes and forms. These spines or spikes are actually the cactus leaves.
In some places they use cactus spines as sutures, after they have been first sterilized on hot coal, cool huh?
Cacti are a sort of succulent, but a succulent is not always a cactus. Sounds like a riddle…
A true cactus has a little ring of hair or fluff where the spines come out, you can see this clearly on the above image.
Do you love them too, or are they a little too spiky for your liking? I’d love to know what you think.
If I have piqued your interest, I have a fantastic Pinterest board that is a collection of all things cacti including succulents, I dare you not to be obsessed like me!
I’m linking this post up to the #LoveYourHome linky run by Jen Stanbrook and her UK Home Interiors blog Love Chic Living.