Unique and Mutant Cactus

One of a kind feature plants.

Bored of soft and generic feature plants? Mutant cactus is the most unique plant you’ll ever own.

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Celebrate Ugly

Mutated cacti are called Monstrose. Every monstrose cactus is unique, with no two ever growing in exactly the same way. That’s why we choose to Celebrate Ugly and think that mutant cactus is quite literally the most unique gift for plant lovers.

Abnormal growth can present itself in a number of different ways, from multiple offshoots (arms) that can appear to be uncontrolled growth. There’s the multiple ribs that make some monstrose cacti look lump, bumpy… melty, or glorpy. It’s a mixed bag. There’s also the cresting, which makes a cactus look like it’s growing in spirals.

Our mutants are grown here in Australia by some of the best growers our country has to offer.

Growing process: Most Monstrose cactus are grown as grafted clones - and while they’re called clones, none are ever the same. Grafting is the art of taking two cacti and grafting them together to create a new and unique plant. The ‘scion’ is the grafting stock (the plant that will transfer its growth to the new plant). The graft is the new plant, which has been grafted onto the scion. Grafting takes a lot of skill to create a happy healthy plant, care to keep it growing on the root stock and then more skill and care to detach the graft (degraft) and then ‘root’ the plants, so it has it’s own root stock.