64. Rafa

64. Rafa

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

@tara_desert

Rafa García García, 39, Spainish

Asturias, Spain

Biologist

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

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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!


Advertising

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.”

@goji_design

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.

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61. Brett

61. Brett

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

@brettwithplants

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.

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Ask Cory Paul

Ask Cory Paul

Got a houseplant question that you need answered?

We’re currently working on a new special project and it’s going to feature a section called Ask Cory Paul?

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60. Marcelo

60. Marcelo

“Once a day I like to mist them and that’s the time I check every single one.”

@celojp

Marcelo Paixão, 27, Brazilian

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Biotechnologist

Favourites: I love my orchids! They grow slowly and I love finding new shoots and flower stems every now and then. It’s always a nice surprise. I also enjoy my Rubber plant and ZZ plant.

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59. Gergely

59. Gergely

“I often switch the position of the plants during winter time to maximise the light potential.”

@eliotparke

Gergely Nemeth, 29, Hungarian/German

Berlin, Germany

Art historian, Photographer-to-be

Favourites: Cercestis mirabilis, Alocasia frydek, Begonia venosa and Philodendron gloriosum

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58. Jonathan

58. Jonathan

“Every morning after coffee I turn on some music, lately it’s been Motown classics, and do my plant routine.”

@jonnyill

Jonathan Strickland, 36, American

North Hollywood, California, USA

Freelance Sound Engineer

Favourites: Calathea warscewiczii, Silver Pothos and Dumb Cane

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57. Joshua

57. Joshua

“Caring for my plants helps with keeping my mental health in check as life pressures can be very stressful.”

@joshuaplants_

Joshua Housley, 26, British

Battersea, London, United Kingdom

Account Manager (sales)

Favourites: My favourite plants are definitely my Ficus elastica and Monstera deliciosa, mostly because these were my first ever plants and I have had them a good few years now. I fell further in love with them after having seen their natural beauty in the wild.

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