4″ solitary barrel, undulating ribs, variable spines.
Hardy to 20F
Musicians have been playing with cactus ever since John Cage wrote a piece for cactus many years ago. Probably people were playing cactus even longer ago than that, but there you go – John Cage gets all the credit.
instruments such as marimba and snare drum, but nothing captures attention like playing the spines of a cactus in a pot….
As strange as it may sound to others, Farkas said, cactus playing is a thing in the percussion world — mostly thanks to avant-garde composer and music theorist John Cage. Cage’s “Child of Tree,” composed in 1975, uses instruments made of plant materials, including the cactus.
Best if all this particular article comes with instructions! Now you can know how to play the cactus yourself!
How to Play the Cactus
1. Get a cactus with long, evenly spread spines.
2. Make a contact microphone using a piezoelectric transducer, plug it into an amplifier and attach it to one of the cactus spines.
3. Use your fingers or other objects to pluck or rub the spines to create sound. Bonus points for rhythm without injury.
Large, globular, with white-haired cephalium when mature.
Flattened globose to 5″ diameter. White flowers with a pinkish tint.
Hardy to 30F if dry in winter
Full Sun to Part Shade
Small, very branchy to 6″; yellow flowers.
Hardy to 20F
Is there any way to grow cactus faster then what they usually grow?
They will grow faster with more heat, more direct sunshine and more water. But if they grow too fast then they are not growing strong and they won’t live very long.
Hope that helps!
It’s a baby Saguaro! So big and full!
Classic giant cactus from the American Southwest. Slow growing. Will grow their first arm around 75-100 years old and can live 150-200 years. Some populations hardy to 15F if dry in winter.
Hardy to 15-20F