Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: pale green


Flower Essence Description

A cuddly looking cactus, Teddy Bear Cholla helps with deep fears of intimacy and allowing others close enough to see our perfection. It is also for when we feel impatient with our perceived level of growth or development.

Harmonizing Qualities

Patterns of Imbalance

How to use and related questions


Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus is related to the following keywords:

allowingclosenesscommitmentfeargiftshidingimpatiencegratificationintimacypatienceperseverancerestlessself-acceptanceself-esteemshametalentsterrorchildrelationshipresistancetolerantgrowthclumsinessadolescencedistantawkwardnessholding backhuman love


Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

Flower Essences for Adolescents
frustrated or impatient with their growth; fear of intimacy; hates talking about appropriate teen behaviors and needs; doesn’t want to grow up; being afraid of sex and dating (together with Purple Aster)
The Core Issue: Awkardness
impatience with yourself for your awkwardness in the process of learning a new skill
Using Flower Essences with Children
frustrated or impatient with their growth
The Core Issue: Emotional/Mental Self-Care
Supports you in allowing others close so you can create intimacy
The Core Issue: The Inner Child
frustration or impatience with your growth process
The Core Issue: Intimacy
deep fear or terror, especially of intimacy or of allowing others to come close enough to see your true self
Using Flower Essences with Pets and Other Animals
Use this essence for pets that are tentative in bonding with a new person or pet.
The Core Issue: Self-esteem
This essence helps you if you keep others at a distance because subconsciously you feel that you are lacking in some way. You may be impatient with your growth process, thinking that you should be more spiritually or emotionally 'advanced' than you are. This essence helps you allow intimacy with others and accept their appreciation for you.


Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus is part of the following series or practitioner kits:

Individual Essences Kit

This kit contains our full line of 119 individual flower essences, all of which are described in depth in The Alchemy of the Desert – Fourth Edition.

Desert Alchemy