I thought I would buy a cactus. Way back when (15 years ago) I use to have about 30 cactuses. That was back in Calif. days living in Sac-of-tomatoes. They were the best I tell ya! The unfortunate part is I water them weekly out in Calif. Then when I moved to MI I still water them weekly and they all died in a month. But I am smarter and wiser to there ways. I also have a book on all different cactuses and succulents just like the book Savage Garden *sweet*.