I bought a bunch of cacti.
Why? Because cacti are great. Mostly, I like the names. The spikey yellow guy is a Moon Cactus, aka a Hibotan. The yellow occurs because that part lacks chlorophyll. Like why leaves turn red and yellow in the fall. Clockwise from that is a Cocoon Plant, which has fat leaves covered in like a weird, dense white hair. Then there’s Split Rock, a native to Africa, that looks like a broken alien egg creature. Weirdest name goes to Baby Toes. Each “toe” has a little translucent window on top where sunlight is filtered in. Science facts!
It was, I think, super easy to make, but I guess it remains to be seen whether these little guys survive. If they do, super easy project. If they don’t, the internet lied to me and it’s actually very hard to grow cacti.
Anyway, step 1: Buy pot, cacti soil and cacti. 2. Paint a bit of wood and hot glue it to half a chop stick. 3. Write the names of cacti on said wood. 4. Pour soil into pot. 5. Plant cacti in pot in aesthetically pleasant configuration. 6. Find pretty rocks in the path by your house that you don’t really use because your landlord basically made it by just dumping rocks on the ground in a straight line. That is not more fun to walk on than grass and you can’t shovel it in the winter, so why… 7. Plunk sign alongside cacti. Project complete!