When the cactus was a baby it fell of it's mother. Now it is scared of being alone. With the help of it's spikes it made a cactus toy/ doll to keep him company. It was fine during the day, but at nighttime it was scared of every shadow, until it cuddled to the toy.
Cactus fell in love with an orchid, but he was afraid of hurting her as he did with many items which were near him. He decided to get rid of his spikes, pulling them out doesn't work and the scissors are too big for him to use them. In the end he finds a box of matches and burn the spikes out. A bit burned here and there he goes to meet her , but she already have a beautiful orchid boyfriend, so he gives up.