How to Draw a Cactus Flower

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cactus Flower in 4 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Cactus Flower.

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How to Draw a Cactus Flower - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Fisrt draw the center of the flower wich is an oval shaped spot.

Step 2: Then draw the flower which should be flat rounded petals drawn around the center and then a swoop below the petals to complete the bottom of the flower.

Step 3: In this step draw the cactus leaves by drawing multiple rounded squares.

Step 4: Lastly draw small lines on the leaves to be the thorns.

Interesting Facts about Cactus

Cactus plants are naturally found in deserts. They tend to grow more likely in North and South America. They are tall green hollow plants that are covered in prickly spines. They survive so well because they store water and help desert animals find shade. Cacti are waxy to touch because the wax helps them keep the water inside. Cactus spines protect the plant from birds and other animals that would try to “steal” its water. Some cacti grow bright colored flowers. These flowers can grow for days or die after just one day. Cacti can grow to be really tall of as small as a bouncy ball. Because of their ability to story water they make great houseplants.

Did you know?

  • A cactus can live up to 300 years!
  • There are 2000 species of cacti.
  • Some cacti can grow to 66 feet tall!
  • Some cacti have sweet smelling flowers for moths and hummingbirds, while other flowers smell like rotting meat and attract beetles and other insects that like dead things.
  • The liquid inside a cactus doesn’t look like water, but thick syrup. The syrup can still be drunk like water and has saved a lot of people who were lost in the desert.

Theme: Turn your classroom into a desert for a day. Study natural plants and animals found in the desert. Showcase some potted cacti and talk about the daily life of a desert dweller.