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Gifting a Cactus: Do You Know What it Means?

Gifting a rose can mean a romantic proposal. But did you know gifting a cactus could also mean something? The floral kingdom is indeed extraordinary; every flower and leaf has a symbolic meaning - the yellow rose for friendship, whereas the lily flower for peace.

Cactus is a popular succulent. Most of us love to decorate our spaces with multiple cacti species. But it has some meaning. Let us explore the meaning of gifting cacti to someone so that you know what it means the next time you plan to send one or receive a cactus as a gift.

Apparently, you might think that cactus - a prickly plant could mean a thorny relationship between the giver and the receiver of the plant. But that ain’t true. Giving a cactus to someone means you want to let them know that they are strong. Did that already sound awesome to you?

It should be because the idea of gifting a cactus is genuinely incredible. As you must know, cacti grow in the desserts under very harsh climates and weather atrocities. Cacti are one of the most robust plant species capable of withstanding climate extremities.

They Think You are a True Fighter

If someone gives you a cactus, it is their way of letting you know that they believe you are powerful and possess the potential to handle whatever extremes of life you face. Cactus symbolized growth and life even in the most barren land. With very little or even no rain, cacti can thrive well. The person who gifted you a cactus wants you to know that they genuinely believe you can grow even in the most barren land.

Cactus represents:




If you have ever received a cactus, they think you are a fighter with true spirits of resilience. It signifies that you are a rugged survivor who can successfully glide through the waves of life.

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They Want to Keep You Safe

There is a prevalent belief in Feng Sui that cactus plants are protectors. If someone gets you a cactus, it clearly means they are concerned about you and want to shield you against upcoming danger. That is a lovely gesture.

The Feng Sui science believes that if you place succulents on your window sills or rooftop, you can stay protected against negative energy since the cactus is visualized as a symbol of a fighter; its spikes the actual soldiers who will fight with the evil spirit trying to enter the house. So, if someone has gifted you a cactus, they want to keep you safe and protected against any incoming evil spirits and bring good luck to you.

In this case, follow one pro tip: Never place a cactus near the house's entrance because a succulent at the front entrance can invite some bad luck and negativity. Cactus also helps to balance the energy in your home and keeps you safe from evil eyes, jealousy, and negative thoughts.

Symbol of Care

Cactus is found to be widely growing in the Native American States. The native Americans believe the cactus to be a potent symbol of motherly protection, love, warmth, and care. Mothers are the strongest living creatures on Earth. They bring new life to the plant bearing unconditional pain. Similarly, the cacti bear unconditional natural atrocities yet bring life to deserts and barren lands. So, the cactus is often associated with unconditional love, warmth, and protection.

Someone giving you is symbolic of the fact that they love and care about you and want you to know that their love is unconditional. The Americans use cactus as herbal medicine because it is fantastic healing properties and the power to cure several ailments. Gifting a cactus also represents healing wounds and caring. It is highly symbolic in Native American Culture to gift a cactus to someone.

Sign of Attraction

You must have heard about Ikebana. It is a traditional Japanese art of arranging flowers in specific patterns to symbolize some inner meaning. Japanese have an extreme obsession with flora, assigning meanings to almost every plant and flower species. Japanese associate cactus with attraction and lust according to an ancient tradition of Hanakotoba. So, if you have received a cactus from someone, it can be their informal way of saying that they genuinely love you and feel a lustful attraction for you. According to the ancient Japanese tradition, the Cactus is a symbolic natural love letter.

The cactus flowers are vibrant in color. They add a tinge of delicacy among the formidable thorns and spikes of the succulents. The unique cactus flowers have beautifully interesting symbolic meanings. They signify sustainability, care, unconditional love, and protection.

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Wrapping It Up 

The Cactus symbolizes that life can exist even in the harshest surroundings. It signifies strength, care, protection, and love. Gifting a cactus to someone is very symbolic. Gifting cacti can be a gorgeous gesture to manifest your love towards the particular person and let them know how much you believe in their strength and potential. Cactus thrives even in pain, so gift a cactus to someone you think has repeatedly stood up against life’s atrocities, proving themselves to be enduring warriors on the battlefield of life. Next time you want to communicate these feelings towards a friend or loved one, consider giving them a cactus. That is not just a mere succulent but carries tons of feelings. Ain’t that heavenly beautiful?

Cactus Care 

For all the lovely people out there, if you have just received a cactus plant as a gift from someone, make sure you care for the plant well. Here are some quick pro tips for you: 

·      Cactus loves heat and sunshine. They are born to withstand high temperatures. So, let the succulent beauties soak up as much light they feel like. 

·      Give them shots of water but not the whole bottle. Your cacti do not need much water. 

·      Ensure to choose only suitable fertilizers for them. Prep the soil well before planting

Happy planting!!


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