The rugged – and refreshingly low maintenance – cactus returns as the home accessory of the moment. Just watch your fingers
DESPITE THEIR COWBOY REPUTATION, LATELY, cacti are as common in subway-tiled downtown juice bars as they are out on the range. Welcome to the next chapter in the indoor gardening movement. No matter. At least they’re bound to stick around longer than last year’s fickle fad, the fiddle leaf fig tree. You might even choose to see the plant’s surge in popularity as a response to these uncertain times. Because whatever macho connotations they may have gained from co-starring with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, cacti really just stand for resilience – they’re known for withstanding droughts, after all. That said, a cactus still requires some care. We spoke to Chloe Fraser, owner of Toronto plant shop Flúr, for some tips on how to keep them alive.