Author(s): Gynelle Leon
A modern guide to the fashionable world of prickly, spiny houseplants.
Cacti and succulents are the hottest new trend. These spiny little plants are taking Instagram by storm, and are steadily making their way into the most stylish homes. With their striking shapes and many different colors, they provide the perfect, low maintenance design accent for contemporary living spaces. Easy to care for, they also bring tranquillity and mindfulness.
Gynelle Leon founded London's first ever shop dedicated to cacti and succulent, called Prick. Here, with inspirational and achievable styling tips and advice, she shares her secrets to using these plants to transform your home. With profiles on the huge range of cactus varieties and information on caring for and styling your houseplants, this is the perfect guide to bringing the outdoors in.
Where once houseplants were the province of an older generation who had the time, knowledge and space to tend them, they're now proving popular with a younger, cooler crowd. * The Telegraph * In case you missed it, the humble cactus is having a major moment right now. Just take a quick stroll through Instagram. Have a look at any cool person's desk. Behold the prints and patterns on stylish people's shirts. You'll spot cacti all over the place. * Metro *
Gynelle Leon is the founder of Prick, London's first shop dedicated to cacti and succulents. Her boutique has been featured in the Evening Standard, the Financial Times, Monocle, i-D and the Huffington Post. She is also an RHS award winning plant photographer.