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Cactus pot
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Christmas cactus

It can grow on you in more ways than one.

Sure, the plants just get bigger and better every year. They pump out masses of delicate jungle flowers in rosy red, white, orange, pink, and pale yellow, depending on the variety, just in time for the holidays.

And although they’re true cactus, their spines are so tiny and soft that you’ll scarcely notice them ― and never get pricked.

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