Watch Growing Cactus in Minnesota on PBS. An interview with CactiGuide.com creator - Daiv Freeman
Search multiple criteria using the CactiGuide.com Advanced Search.
Geographic Distribution Search
The CactiGuide.com Distribution Search allows you to search by
region, country, state, province or other political divisions to check for cacti that grow in that area. If
you were visiting cacti in the wild, this feature will help you narrow down the potential species from that
The CactiForum is a great place to share and learn with other Cactus enthusiasts.
We've got a great group of members already and always welcome new members. Cacti knowledge is not a requirement here,
it is a result! Click here to go to the cacti forum.
That's Not a Cactus!
All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. If you are having a hard time identifying your
"cactus" plant, be sure to use the Cacti or Not? page to rule out
other succulents. You might be surprised when you find out that your very cactus-looking plant turns out not to be
cactus at all.
Updated Terminology Page
Check out the all new Glossary of terms that is full of useful
words and definitions that are related to cacti. Also find out "What's in a name" by visiting the Cacti
Etymology pages. Learn how a cactus plant got it's name or what the name means. One page covers the different
genera while the other handles the
If you are not familiar with Cacti names, "Search by Habit" groups each cactus by it's shape!
Pictures By Location
See all images on CactiGuide.com from a particular location or a particular photographer by using the Directory of Cactus Picture Locations
ID your cactus plant by browsing the Nav-Bar on the left. This is organized by Genus then species alphabetically.
More Great Info
Visit the Articles page for a more in-depth
look at the cactus family! Learn growing tips, cacti classification, and more!
Along with the Places, Sources,
and Growing Cacti pages, the
Articles page will help you explore cacti beyond this site.
Tips on growing cacti, cactus book reviews, links to other web-sites on cactus, and
garden/nursery locations are some of the things you find here.
CactiGuide.com Book Recommendation
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