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Potted Indoor Plant
Indoor/Outdoor
✅ Guaranteed for 45 Days

Desert Cactus Extra Large

$599

4 - 5 ft

Make a statement with this tall angular cactus and its yellow/green pattern. With thorns as sharp and tough as its personality, it is a low maintenance and attractive piece that will draw the attention of anyone. Like most cacti, it likes desert conditions with a lot of light and not a lot of water.

This Desert Cactus plant comes in a No Decorative Pot - Plant Only

This size plant is only available for white glove delivery in California. Click here to update your location

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Guaranteed for 45 Days

Living plants need time to adapt to changing conditions. If your plant doesn't settle in comfortably within the first 45 days, we'll replace it.

Made to Order

Each and every order is hand-selected, inspected for health, treated for insects, pruned, cleaned and staged in your choice of planter.

Innovative Packaging

Shipped via FedEx, UPS and USPS with package tracking included, arrival within 1 to 6 days · Custom packaging to ensure a safe journey, carefully wrapped to protect loose soil · 100% recyclable packaging

Plant Details

This California-grown Desert Cactus is a rare find. It is strikingly grand in stature and has a bohemian aesthetic that makes it extremely photogenic. This cactus can reach a height of 20 feet in the wild and its whimsical, branching arms make it seem almost human-like. Like most cacti, it likes desert conditions with a lot of light and not a lot of water.

Difficulty: Beginners

Our Desert Cactus requires low maintenance and great for beginners

Pets

Safe plant for pets.

Description

  • Approximately 4 – 5 feet in overall height, from bottom of pot to top leaf
  • Botanical name: Euphorbia ammak
  • Native to subtropical East Africa
  • Live, fully grown, healthy plant · Grown in the USA
  • Careful with pets · Learn More
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How to care for and grow your Desert Cactus?

Vicky's advice, Plant doctor at Léon & George

Light

Needs bright light, can handle direct light · View Light Guide

Water

Water sparingly, do not overwater

Care Guide

More information can be found in the Desert Cactus.

Pot Details

Description

Construction and details
  • Sized to fit 14" or 7g grower pots with extra room for drainage
  • Glazed inside and out, completely waterproof
  • No drainage hole, plant should be staged, ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Elevated by a sleek wood stand - teak wood for the light and dark stained options, mahogany wood for the black stained option
  • Finished with non-toxic, non-VOC oil

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Moisture Meter

Included with your plant to make watering easy.

We know finding the perfect watering routine is tough and unlike that armchair you bought last year, investing in a large living plant requires a little more attention. As a Léon & George customer, your plant comes with this simple and sleek tool that tells you when it’s time to water.

Designed and tested with research institutions and farmers, this moisture meter works without batteries and uses a simple color scale: blue = enough water, white = time to water.

Note: Complimentary moisture meters are offered as a free gift and supplemental tool that can be used in conjunction with manually gauging your plant’s soil for moisture. They are not a substitute for regular monitoring. 100% efficacy is not guaranteed as soil composition and other variables may affect readings.

Learn more about our moisture meter.

customer reviews for the Desert Cactus

Schuyler P.

Verified Buyer

February 16, 2022

Santa Barbara, CA

Amazing plants! So healthy and vibrant

I kill everything. I bought 2 large plants and they are thriving. It’s been over a year on one. Can’t go wrong. Oh and did I mention the delivery service. Top notch folks.

patricia w.

Verified Buyer

January 30, 2022

Petaluma, CA

Well appreciated gift

Jackie B.

Verified Buyer

August 25, 2021

Los Angeles, CA

Better than expected!

Love the Desert Cactus, will cherish for years to come. Thank you

Nathan W.

Verified Buyer

June 21, 2020

Aptos, CA

Service and cactus are 5 star! Very happy! Thanks!

Nicole W.

Verified Buyer

April 09, 2020

Oakland, CA

Questions about the Desert Cactus

How often should you water a Desert Cactus?

The Desert Cactus and all Cactus varieties should be watered sparingly. Cacti typically do not need to be watered more than once every two weeks during summer, and less frequently during cooler months.

Is the Desert Cactus toxic or poisonous to humans or pets?

The Desert Cactus, or Euphorbia ammak, is non-toxic. Many popular cactus species are toxic, which is just one reason we think that the Desert Cactus is the gold standard for indoor cacti.

How big can a Desert Cactus grow?

The sky’s the limit! A Desert Cactus can grow ten feet tall or more indoors, and fifteen to twenty feet tall outdoors.

Featured Questions

When can I expect to receive my plants?

Orders are processed within 1-3 business days, excluding weekends and holidays. Transit time is between 2-5 business days once your order ships. Please note that during extreme weather conditions, orders going to the East Coast will ship on the next Monday or Tuesday after the order is processed. We do this to ensure the most efficient travel time and to avoid transit over the weekend, as weekend delays in extreme weather conditions may cause damage. When necessary, we will upgrade your order to 3 day select shipping to ensure it arrives in absolute perfect condition. We appreciate your patience, as the weather is beyond our control!

For Southern California residents ordering via our White Glove delivery service, you may select your delivery date and time at check out. We deliver on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

What makes Léon & George different from other online plant shops?

We’ve made it our mission to provide the highest quality of products and the highest quality of experiences to our customers. 

Exceptional Products

When you shop with Léon & George, you receive hand-selected, California grown greenery which has been carefully inspected for quality, beauty, and size. We source our plants from local growers that we trust. Every Léon & George plant is trimmed, cleaned, styled, and treated with our own all-natural soap, fertilizers and insecticides, in-house.

Léon & George plants are fitted into the highest quality of small batch, hand-finished stoneware ceramic pots, which are renowned for their high-fire, waterproof, ultra-strong material. The plants are potted for optimal airflow and drainage, and finished with decorative preserved forest moss.

Our plant care items are formulated in-house and produced locally using all natural ingredients and time-tested recipes.

Excellent Service

Every plant set is processed swiftly and securely shipped in custom-engineered insulated packaging.

Local delivery in Southern California epitomizes a frictionless experience, with streamlined communication and exemplary customer service as our team delivers and places your plant in your desired location and takes away any unwanted wrapping materials. 

A Lifetime of Support

We offer free lifetime access to our Plant Doctor service, through which our team members of master gardeners and horticulture experts are available to offer any necessary plant care support you may require. 

Try our service and experience the Léon & George difference. Our commitment to quality is our legend, and it’s how we’ve become the foremost industry leader in greenery.

Can I order now and schedule delivery for a later date?

Yes you can!

At checkout you can select if you'd like your order to be sent right away or at a later date. This will come in handy if you'll be traveling or are planning for a special occasion.

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In Southern California, we offer White Glove Delivery. You can select your day and preferred time window as part of completing your order.

Do you sell the plants without a ceramic pots?

Yes, you can see our plant selection by clicking here.

The plants come with their nursery pot, our 45-day guarantee, and plant doctor access.

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How are your plants different from the ones at local nurseries, or big-box retailers?

Léon & George is not your typical plant shop. We make it possible for you to get the interior design look you've seen in your favorite magazines and design blogs, without the hassle of buying and matching separate greenery, planters, and stands. We do this by pairing each plant with a custom planter designed to fit your space and meet your plant's needs for healthy growth.

We use only the highest quality greens, sourced from growers who are kind to their crops! That means our plants are never rushed, shocked, or treated with harmful chemicals. We're willing to wait longer—and pay our suppliers more—to get the best products available. And we pass the benefits on to you, our customers: premium greenery that will complement your home decor and look phenomenal for years to come.

What is the moisture meter and how does it work?

Starting in March 2021, all large and extra large plant sets will include a sleek, innovative moisture meter that will tell you when it’s time to water. 

This moisture meter does not require batteries and uses a simple color scale: blue = no need to water, white = time to water. To use, gently insert as deep as possible into your plant’s soil, taking care not to damage any roots. Wait 20-30 minutes to read. If the window is completely white, water your plant as instructed on your care card. If the window is blue, hold off on watering until it turns completely white. You may leave the moisture meter in the soil of your plant, or remove it and insert again when you believe it may be time to water. 

Find more details and information about your new moisture meter here, or purchase them on their own here.

Please note that Léon & George does not take responsibility for damage caused by incorrect or forceful use of the moisture meter. 

What's included with each plant set?

When you purchase a plant from Léon & George, you're getting a lot more than just a plant. Here's what's included with each of our sets:

  • Hand selected, California grown greenery, inspected for quality, beauty, and size. A plant that's trimmed, cleaned, styled, and treated with all natural soap and insecticide.
  • Fitting to a handmade, 100% ceramic pot. Each plant is potted for optimal airflow and drainage, and our ceramics are fully water sealed which means they won't damage your floors. Plant sets are finished with decorative preserved forest moss.
  • Optional handmade wood stands, crafted with teak or mahogany wood and finished with non-VOC natural oil finish. Our stands also include felt pads to protect your floors. Upon arrival, easy care instructions for your plant.
  • For large and extra large plants, a complimentary moisture meter that tells you when it's time to water.
  • Lifetime access to our Plant Doctors for any necessary plant care support along the way.

What is the status of my order?

You can check your order’s status by heading to My Account and selecting the correct order. You can also find more information in the confirmation email receipt sent to you at the time of your order. If you did not receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder or contact us at hello@leonandgeorge.com. We’re happy to help!

What is your 45-day guarantee all about?

We want to assure you that anyone can be a successful plant owner. Our plants are all easy to care for and come with foolproof care instructions. It takes a little practice to develop a green thumb, but if the plant dies within your first 45 days, we'll replace it!

> Read through our return policy to see how it works.

Why didn't I receive my order confirmation email?

Don't panic! Your order is probably in the works and will be confirmed shortly. Double check your spam folder. The email confirmation is sent from orders@leonandgeorge.com

If you have any questions or concerns about your selections, you can always contact us at hello@leonandgeorge.com and we can resend your confirmation email. In the meantime, check out these delightful plant puns from our friends at Thought Catalog.

What if I travel somewhere – will my indoor plants die?

Not necessarily, especially if you plan ahead a bit. If you're going away for a week or less, there should be no problem if you soak the soil in advance. And if you're going away for longer check out our blog post or send us an email at hello@leonandgeorge.com and we'll give you instructions for prepping your plant for the long haul.

Your plants look so perfect in the pictures… Are they real?!

Yes! Our plants are 100% real, which means that they'll need a little TLC to keep growing. But thanks to our plant care and design team, they'll be styled, nurtured, and primed for life indoors before they arrive at your door. And we promise, if you're kind to your plants, they'll return the favor! Learn about the health benefits of spending time around plants.

What's included with the plant when it's delivered as a gift?

Every gift order includes the plant and pot set, simple care instructions to keep the plant happy and healthy. Gift orders are also covered under our 45-day guarantee and our Plant Doctor program, which means the recipient can call us anytime for plant care support. Being a new plant parent can have its ups and downs, but we make sure our plants are simple to care for and easy to love!

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