This easy-care spikey head is one cactus species that you must have in your collection. Its wool-like spikes will charm you instantly, especially during bloom season when multiple cream and yellow flowers with red stripes cover them up. It mostly feeds on the sun, so as long as you have a sunny spot where you can place it, you will be a great plant mother for it. You can grow it both indoors and outdoors, so it really is up to your preference, as the Silver arrows cactus won’t complain too much.
Originally from Mexico, Silver arrows is a columnar cactus that will grow with globular stems. They grow up to 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) tall and bloom in late summer or during summertime. You will also find it by the name Royal Cross due to the shape of its bristles. It likes dry places with low humidity and a lot of sun, and it is a great plant for beginners as it requires little care to thrive and bloom. Silver arrows cactus has two main variations that are brevispina, which has short spikes on the areolas, and longispina, with long spines, so just pick the one that best matches your collection. Or pick them all, really.