200k Yay!

200k Yay!

The giveaway is now over. Congrats on all the winners!

To celebrate reaching 200k followers, we’re having a giveaway!

WIN: We’re stoked about reaching 200,000 followers on our Boys with Plants Instagram page so we’re giving away some fab prizes including the latest Boys with Plants Magazine and our brand new Boys with Plants Enamel Pin!

What you win:
  • Boys with Plants Magazine (Choose Issue 01 now or wait until September for Issue 02)
  • Brand new Boys with Plants Enamel Pin
  • Boys with Plants Sticker Set
  • A US$45 Boys with Plants Voucher to spend on anything in the Boys with Plants Shop. Choose an art print, tote, mug, underwear or even the Boys with Plants Clock!

BONUS: We will also give away ten of our brand new Boys with Plants Enamel Pins!

How to win:

Just like this post, follow Boys with Plants on Instagram and tag a friend in this post letting them know why they’ll love Boys with Plants!

The competition will go for exactly 3 days from the time this pic is posted. The winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced within twelve hours from the time the competition closes.


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  • Enter as many times as you like but please make each entry a new comment.
  • You must be following Boys with Plants on Instagram.
  • You must have liked the above post.
  • The plants and pot are just to make the picture more beautiful and aren’t part of the prize. Sorry, we can’t post plants from Australia!
  • Instagram is in no way affiliated with this competition.

Good luck!

67. Dustin

67. Dustin

Introducing the boy in our new social media icon, Dustin!

Thanks for taking this image especially for us Dustin! We love it!!!

“I definitely get my green thumb from my mother.”


Dustin Burks

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Hair Artist

Favourites: Tropical indoor plants.


65. Lefteris

65. Lefteris

“Entering my jungle-flat feels like entering a sanctuary; a shelter with all the essential green vibes you need to relax and re-bond with nature!”


Lefteris Anestis, 25, Greek

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

PhD Candidate

Favourites: Apart from the Monstera and Pilea which are everyone’s favourite because they are so fun to grow, my new favourite plant is the Strelitzia nicolai (Giant Bird of Paradise) because it’s such a statement plant that gives my flat an ultra-tropical, jungle look.


A note about International Postage and the end of the world…

A note about International Postage and the end of the world…

Postage delays aren’t fun for anyone.

As you know, the world is not the same now as it was at the beginning of 2020. The aspect that makes it particularly tricky for us (Boys with Plants Admin, which is really just me) is with international postage.

Currently there are large delays. Most of our items are manufactured in the US and get sent directly from the US so when posted to the US it’s not so bad. This can cause issues with countries outside the US of course and I urge you to contact me if you’re package hasn’t arrived.

Our latest item, however, the print edition of the Boys with Plants Magazine is coming from Perth, Western Australia (where I’m based). It’s only letter sized so in normal circumstances it would be popped on the next plane and arrive in a few days…

But. One or two planes flying a week right now doesn’t leave much room for postage, so it’s going via ship. This takes 7-10 days to arrive at it’s destination and then some countries are not dealing with shipments for weeks when they arrive, meaning that our poor little Boys with Plants Magazine will sit in a shipping container for a while before it gets rescued and delivered.

Other countries like Brazil and South Africa are not accepting international postage at all. If you’d like an update on the current status of your country, you might like to look up your local postage service or feel free to contact us and we can have a look for you.

All this is the reason why the print edition of Boys with Plants Magazine – Issue 01 is very limited edition… so if you don’t mind waiting for a bit, go ahead and buy it. You’ll be one of a few people in the world that actually have one!

Ok, it’s not really the end of the world, I was just being dramatic.


64. Rafa

64. Rafa

“If you kill a cactus, you are a bad person…”


Rafa García García, 39, Spainish

Asturias, Spain


Favourites: My favourite plants are cacti and succulent plants. I like it Astrophytum, Copiapoa, Lithops, Mammillaria and Gymnocalycium.


Coming soon…

Coming soon…

Boys with Plants Magazine!

I’m currently putting together a Boys with Plants Magazine. It’s a completely independent publication with no association with the previous publishers of the book and calendar.

A limited number of magazines will be printed, it will also be available for digital download. The magazine will be full colour, 64 pages and A5 landscape in size (210 x 148mm or 8.3 x 5.8in) which means it will be ‘letter-size’ and much cheaper for me to post from the most isolated city in the world, Perth, Western Australia.

The magazine will have feature articles written by members of the Boys with Plants Community and include plant tips and tricks, book reviews, plant travel recommendations, interior styling with plants, how to start a plant-swap in your community and much more. There will also a section called Ask Cory Paul? If you have a question for Cory Paul, please ask it here.

A gallery of guys with their plants, a bit like a print version of some of the best images from the instagram page, featuring all types of guys from different backgrounds, ages and body shapes will also be included.

I’m very open to suggestion. If you have an idea of something that you think would be great in the magazine or would like to contribute, please let me know!


My intention is to find a limited number of appropriately planty ads to help pay for the print (which is VERY expensive!) to keep costs low and maximise the quality. If you’re interested in finding more about advertising in the Boys with Plants Magazine, please contact us with the subject ‘Advertising’.

62. Michael C

62. Michael C

“In addition to its disinfectant power, Marseille soap can boost the plant’s vigour.”


Michael Cartura, 29, Italian

Genova, Italy

Green-artisan / songwriter

Favourites: Indoor plants are my favourites. I grew up between my mother’s and my grandmother’s house and, though they were very different environments, lush plants were a fixture in both places. If I had to name a favourite one, this would be my Ficus lyrata! I like its hard yet fragile leaves, as mysterious as the sound of the instrument the plant derives its name from.


61. Brett

61. Brett

“Is there anything sexier than actively-growing aerial roots?”


Brett Weiss, 25, American

Boynton Beach, Florida, USA

Plant Broker

Favourites: Aroids, Epiphytes & Caudiciforms… Oh my! I LOVE plants that have developed specialized adaptations to allow them to thrive in precarious situations – whether those are aerial roots to provide anchorage of a plant in the treetops, swollen caudices to store water for arid-climate plants or unique trichomes that allow uptake of water through the leaves of the plant.