Cactus are succulents. Cactus belongs to family cactaceae generally having thick herbaceous stem. cactus plants are divided into two groups - The desert cacti and The Forest Cacti. It is a general belief that all cactus plants have thorns or all of them are prickly. However, the fact is there are forest cacti without bristles e.g. Christmas Cactus.
Cactus plants are often regarded as plants which actually thrive on neglect. Even though they require minimum care they should be maintained properly with care. Let the soil dry in between watering and keep them in sunlight at least for 6 hours.
Cactus plants bloom with the most beautiful flowers. Cactus are also easy to propagate plants and most varieties root easily. The flowering on most cactus plants will be on new growth and this calls for summer care and winter neglect of this plant.