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The curious case of the cactus

The curious case of the cactus

Star Online Desk
Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel
Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel

Nature never has to try hard to be fabulous. It is beautiful, simply so, usually without even making an effort. However, sometimes it seems Mother Nature tries to make a distinction between evident beauty and hidden splendour.
The most obvious example of this can be a cactus. The very word conjures an image of a barren desert, whilst also being a favourite of those depicting a wasteland; apocalyptic or otherwise.

The cactus is perhaps the best known beginner-gardener plant. Requiring very little care, it has become a firm favourite among those who want to be closer to nature, without having to do too much work.

But there is more to cactus than what catches a regular eye. From colourful cacti to the edible, these plants have a lot to offer.

To know more on the different types of cacti and how to take care of them, check out Star Lifestyle's next issue, coming out this Tuesday -- on 19 August that is.


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