Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Another Pet Cactus



The pet cactus I wrote about several days ago now has a new brother. When I opened a stocking stuffer Christmas gift from my son, the gift message read, “Mom, bet you don’t have this kind of cactus. Merry Christmas!” It was a Mini Pet Cactus to use on a key chain, jacket, or cell phone. This tiny unidentified cactus is the real thing, captured inside a plastic dome. The only care it needs is a once a month watering, accomplished by placing it in about a ¼-inch of water for a minute. There are tiny holes in the bottom of the dome that absorb the water. The dome measures 1¾-inches high and 1-inch in diameter.

I won’t be using this cactus as a key chain, and certainly not on my cell phone or a jacket. That’s more appropriate for the young people in Japan who have made the Mini Pet Cactus quite popular there. I’ve placed mine on a suction cup hook hanging in my kitchen window where I can keep an eye on it. In a way, I feel sorry for this imprisoned miniature cactus. In my view, cacti should grow wild and free, or at least in pots out in the open. I'll let you know if I plan a prison break.

10 comments:

verobirdie said...

I did not know such things existed!
I bet you'll plan a prison break in a near future. i can't imagine you letting a cactus grow this way...

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a cute mini pet cactus, such a wonderful Christmas gift from your son!

Well that's one great escape I'd love to watch. ;-)

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

Pudgeduck said...

Funny, I feel sorry for it too. I'll help plan the break-I watch Prison Break on TV so I have a lot of ideas!

Ginni Dee said...

A very thoughtful gift! But what happens if this little tiny cactus decides to become a big fat cactus. He could out-grow his home quickly! I'm glad you have a prison break planned!

Cheers,
Ginni

Julie said...

i have never seen anything like this! i want one...will check on ebay! very very cool.

shingy said...

OH MY GAWD :) I SOOOOOOO WANT ONE WHERE DO YOU GET THEM PLZ TELL (has to be a site which can deliver to worcesteshire or gloucesteshire

Aiyana said...

shingy,
No idea where you can get them in England. ThinkGeek does not ship outside the U.S. Also, the style of the mini cactus has changed. Now, they come in a dome with a gel medium so that they don't even have to be watered. You might try UK Ebay.
Aiyana

Aiyana said...

shingy,
No idea where you can get them in England. ThinkGeek does not ship outside the U.S. Also, the style of the mini cactus has changed. Now, they come in a dome with a gel medium so that they don't even have to be watered. You might try UK Ebay.
Aiyana

Anonymous said...

Do you know if there are any more that are NOT in the gel stuff?

Aiyana said...

I haven't seen any of these for a few years now. They were a fad, and then they were gone. Sorry.
Aiyana