The Cotton ball cactus (Espostoa lanata) is a spherical cactus that grows up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. It is native to Peru and Bolivia and is widely grown as an ornamental plant. The cactus has a dense covering of white, woolly hairs that give it a “cottony” appearance. The flowers are small and white, and appear in spring or summer.
The cotton ball cactus is grown for its ornamental value. It makes an excellent houseplant or patio plant, and can also be used in cactus gardens.
How to care:
The cotton ball cactus is easy to care for and requires very little maintenance. It prefers a sunny location and well-drained soil. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry, and fertilize monthly during the growing season. Protect from frost.
Type of Soil:
The cotton ball cactus prefers well-drained soil.
Water thoroughly when the soil is dry.
The cotton ball cactus can be propagated from seed or offsets.
Pest and Disease
The cotton ball cactus is generally pest and disease free.
A patio plant, and can also be used in cactus gardens. Cottton ball cactus is a great plant for anyone looking for a low-maintenance plant that is still beautiful and interesting. It is perfect for use as a houseplant or patio plant, and can also be used in cactus gardens.