This unusual cactus is commonly known as octopus arms on account of its unusual growth. A native of Ethiopia and Kenya it grows on arid and open ground and cliffs in direct sun so need good light to thrive. 


An unusual looking cactus that gets better with age and can be grown as a pot or a hanging plant. Interestingly no spikes on this cactus so can be handled without gloves. It does flower most years with small yellow flowers along the arms but you really keep this cactus for its structure and unusual shape. 


A very cool small cactus for any collection and perfect for a sunny window sill or shelf. 


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Plant care level

This one is really easy care for and perfect for beginners.


Where should I put it?

This houseplant needs bright direct light. 


How should I water it?

Water when the top few inches of soil are dry, soak through and leave to drain.


What about feeding?

You need to give a feed once a month in spring and summer - try our vegan, organic plant food!


Is it suitable if I have pets?

No, this plant can be toxic to cats and dogs.


What size is it?



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Monadenium ellenbeckii