Why are cactus plants so popular?
Never, before now, has there been such a strong following of all things ugly, prickly, statuesque and, well, weird, in terms of house plants. It seems that we just cant get enough of cacti. Why? You cant stroke or hug them without a little fear; you would be wise not to brush against them; they can poke you in the eye and leave little prickles in your fingers. They come in blobs; towering spires; squat, dumpy mounds; neat little droplets; grotesque, monster shapes and more.