Boy of the Week

  • 64. Rafa
    "If you kill a cactus, you are a bad person..."
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  • 63. Brace
    "Nobody likes soggy soil, including your plants."
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  • 62. Michael C
    "In addition to its disinfectant power, Marseille soap can boost the plant’s vigour."
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  • 61. Brett
    "Is there anything sexier than actively-growing aerial roots?"
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  • 60. Marcelo
    "Once a day I like to mist them and that's the time I check every single one."
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  • 59. Gergely
    "I often switch the position of the plants during winter time to maximise the light potential."
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  • 58. Jonathan
    "Every morning after coffee I turn on some music, lately it’s been Motown classics, and do my plant routine."
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  • 57. Joshua
    "Caring for my plants helps with keeping my mental health in check as life pressures can be very stressful."
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  • 56. Delonte
    "Watching my three year old light up when she sees our plants growing is such a great feeling!"
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  • 55. Justin
    "Be honest about your environment and ability to care for your plants before bringing them into your space."
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  • 54. Keaton
    "Don't beat yourself up over killing plants, we all do it! We grow, we kill, we learn!"
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  • 53. Marcel
    "More grows in the garden than you have sown!"
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  • 52. Paul
    "I’m constantly moving around plants depending on the day and the type of picture I want to take, haha!"
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  • 51. William
    "Although I am a 6th generation Arizonan I am not a lover of cacti (I know, I know, sorry)."
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  • 50. Arafat
    "Incorporating plants into interior designs really brings everything to life."
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  • 49. Matt
    "Right now, my plants and I are listening to lots of French music."
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  • 48. Alexander
    "I absolutely love coming home from an exhausting day at work and relaxing with my plants."
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  • 47. Daniel
    "Plants before pants."
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  • 46. David P
    "I keep my plants hanging, elevated, or use aversion tactics, like with tin foil, to deter my cats from becoming curious and hungry."
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  • 45. Carrot
    "I believe plants can sense our energy so it’s important to stay positive."
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  • 44. Pedro
    "Leave water in the watering can so the chlorine can evaporate before watering."
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  • 43. Ian
    "Thrift stores are a fantastic place to find decorative planters, even if it's not actually a planter!"
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  • 42. Mikael
    "Don´t be afraid to try something that seems hard to grow because you can be the right person for it."
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  • 41. Dennis & Lion
    "Be brave! A lot of plants are stronger and more adaptable than we think."
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  • 40. Greg
    "Terracotta and drainage holes are your best friends."
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  • 39. Craig
    “Don’t put up with crap, if they play up and don’t respond to your love, kick ’em out.”
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  • 38. César
    "Golden pothos, I know what you’re thinking, so basic. They’re not!"
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  • 37. Frédéric
    “We use the heater a lot which makes the air dry
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  • 36. Jorge
    "Have a meticulous observation of your plants and understand what each of their language is; let them tell you their needs and offer it to them with humility and kindness."
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  • 35. Benny
    “My care guide for my plants are very simple, I
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  • 34. Mattias
    "I shower most of my plants at least once a month, sometimes more often..."
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  • 33. Ice
    "'Dry out before watering' is the key to growing healthy Staghorn ferns."
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  • 32. Dominik
    "Think of plants as your significant other, you either keep them happy or they kick your butt."
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  • 31. Thomas G
    "When you’re transplanting a delicate/water-loving plant, make sure to soak the clay planter before using it; this will prevent it from absorbing all the water when you’re plant is still settling down."
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  • 30. Fernando
    "For shinier leaves, especially for plants with big ones, I first clean them with a cloth and then rub them with the inside of banana peels."
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  • 29. Chris
    "It is scientifically proven that being around plants make you happier — the greater the variety, the better! So immerse yourself in plants, wherever and however you can. Simple."
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  • 28. David
    "Get creative with containers! Nice planters can be expensive so go thrifting and see what you can find."
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  • 27. Andrea
    "Plants represent a real therapy for me that can alleviate many negative aspects of everyday life."
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  • 26. Andrew G
    "Pothos! You can’t beat their trails and creeping nature. They’re almost indestructible too, so that’s a bonus!"
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  • 25. Alper
    “Whatever your mood, treat your plants with the tenderness and the love you felt the very first day you got them.”
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  • 24. Remigiusz
    "Love your plants and feed them every two weeks to create real jungle!"
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  • 23. Fahri
    "All you need to be a successful orchid grower is patience, because orchids grow slowly and they need more time."
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  • 22. Andrew M
    "A safe rule of thumb is: your plants should 'always see the sky, but never the sun'. This way, your plants will get lots of indirect light, but will never be at risk of burning."
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  • 21. Tin
    "Good bright indirect light for houseplants is a must. My friends are always puzzled why their expensive Ficus lyrata is suddenly yellowing and dropping leaves. That dark corner in the room is a no-no!"
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  • 20. Artur
    "Although recently, I am falling in love with jewel orchids."
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  • 19. Kenneth
    "Since it snows in Reno in the winter, I’m in the process of knitting terracotta cozies for my plants."
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  • 18. Taniel
    “Nurture the soil, keep the soil moist and talk to your plants. They’ll respond in a beautiful way with many new leaves.”
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  • 17. Domonick
    "On top of all this I sing to them... the plants love it!"
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  • 16. Mark
    "I love matching the perfect pot to the perfect plant. Shapes, colors and everything in between are my cues when matching the plant to the pot or vice-versa."
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  • 15. Brendan
    "Finding a good pot is not just good for the visual, but helpful for adequate drainage and essential care too."
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  • 14. Brian
    "Stick to a watering schedule and your plants will thank you."
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  • 13. Thomas
    "Naming your plants is totally normal, by the way."
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  • 12. Nelson
    "I like plants with a story attached more than a specific plant species."
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  • 11. Tyco
    "I’ve come to prefer hanging plants for their organic, fluid, draping forms that can compliment any interior style."
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  • 10. Michael
    "My only hobby is plants, I travel the world feeding my fascination for this amazing world!"
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  • 09. Christopher
    "Do not be devastated if you kill one, two or a couple plants, it happens. Learn from your mistakes, move on and buy more plants!!!"
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  • 08. Wan
    "My favourite plant is an Olive Tree because it reminds me of home in Provence."
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  • 07. Quentin
    "Nature is part of our self, I can't live without it."
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  • 06. Nick
    "I do daily 'check ins' to make sure all of my plants are in top condition and try to stick to a structured watering schedule."
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  • 05. Brysen
    "I stand by worm castings. It's the only fertilizer that I use for my plants. Give it a try!"
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  • 04. Alex
    "I enjoy the journey of plants, the life they bring to ones home."
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  • 03. Mitch
    "Hoyas! I’m not a collector but they are just a classic beauty."
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  • 02. Cyril
    "I think that plants that trail are sexy too."
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  • 01. Barry
    "The best way to sculpt a garden is to work with the bones of the landscape."
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