PSA: Put in ear plugs — or at least stand a minimum of three feet away from the nearest human being — before showing anyone these micro cacti. Shrieks will ensue, no matter how tough, jaded, or burly that person is. Tiny plants are nothing new, but Etsy seller takes things a step further, handcrafting diminutive ceramic planters to fit these thumb-sized plants. Taking care of them couldn't be simpler, either: The plants only need a teaspoon of water a month. Even the most avowed plant killer can manage that, right? (At least that's what we keep telling ourselves.)
Depending on the size of the plants available, Herbie clocks in at 1 to 2 inches tall, including the planter. Plus, he's hearty enough that even if you forget to water him one month, he won't wither away immediately.
If you're looking for a tiny pop of color — make that the tiniest pop — go for Rosita. This lil' bb sprouts magenta or yellow spikes that'll add life to your sad, gray-white cubicle.
When you think of a traditional cactus in the desert, you think of Hugo. Or rather, a Hugo that hasn't been shrink-rayed down to Barbie Dream House accessory-size.
He may look a little too big for his planter, but don't worry — Tierra Sol actually makes its thimble-sized pots just the right size for a full-grown plant.
Some may call this cactus a Ladyfinger or Mammillaria elongata, but if he's going to be living on your desk or windowsill, you can skip the formalities. He's called Fernando at Tierra Sol Studio, and he's covered in wild star-shaped spines.
Okay, okay, if cacti are a little too prickly for your tastes, you can also opt for something a little more classic. The shop also sells tiny succulents, and what you decide to name them is entirely your call. (We always thought 'Candace' had a nice ring to it ... 😏)