i had some beautiful succulents and they all died. well, except for one scraggly, scrappy, bean stalk looking one. i've seen a lot of crochet cacti on flickr and thought it would be a good idea since it's hard to kill a yarn plant. the beautiful thing about crocheting cacti is that i have no desire to write down a pattern or count my rows. cacti come in all different shapes and sizes so you can't go wrong! and there are so many different ways to make them unique like adding a flower, using knobbly yarn, or adding needles.