“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
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.
“In addition to its disinfectant power, Marseille soap can boost the plant’s vigour.”
Michael Cartura, 29, Italian
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.
“Is there anything sexier than actively-growing aerial roots?”
Brett Weiss, 25, American
Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
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.
“Once a day I like to mist them and that’s the time I check every single one.”
Marcelo Paixão, 27, Brazilian
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
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.