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3 Best Cacti for Garden Pots

Cacti are the perfect option if you're searching for the ideal plants for a hot sunny position. Most cacti require next to no maintenance, require very little water, and love full sun! 

We're spoiled for choice when choosing the correct Cactus, making the selection process seem overwhelming. But rest assured, we've got you covered with our choice of 3 best cacti for garden pots


Golden Barrel Cactus.

Golden Barrell 

The first of our 3 best cacti for garden pots, this slow-growing spherical Cactus is colloquially known as The Mother in law's Cushion and looks fantastic in a pot cluster. A popular choice across multiple climates thanks to its hardy nature, this Cactus is used worldwide. 

This Cactus LOVES the sun and will actually lean towards the sun over time. Rumour has it that desert travellers actually use it as a compass. Out of the 3 best cacti for garden pots, this one is at the top.


Opuntia Burbank Spineless inside of a white Thomas Pot.

Opuntia Burbank Spineless

Opuntia Burbank Spinless is at number 2 of our 3 best cacti for garden potsThanks to its popularity among hipsters, the Burbank Spineless is the current "it" Cactus. The green-blue foliage looks beautiful in pots of any colour.

This variety is actually the spike-free cousin of the Prickly Pear, this friendly addition to our 3 best cacti for garden pots. The Burbank Spineless is very slow-growing, so buying big is best.


Euphorbia and other indoor plants with mud Lucy Pots.

Euphorbia 'Cowboy'

Ok, last of our 3 best cacti for garden pots, this one isn't technically a cactus (it's a succulent), but it sure looks like one! With its iconic cactus shape, it screams Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner! The Euphorbia Cowboy is just as happy in part shade as full sun and requires very little water. 

Its upright form is an excellent option in tight spaces or when instant height is needed. Some people can react to the milky white sap, so make sure you wear gloves when handling it. 

Although we have only mentioned 3 best cacti for garden pots, there are plenty of other varieties to choose from!

Now that you've seen 3 best cacti for garden pots, check out this in-depth article on The Best Cacti For Garden pots.

Or this article on The 20 Best Cactus Plants.