43. Ian

43. Ian

“Thrift stores are a fantastic place to find decorative planters, even if it’s not actually a planter!”

@losangeleaves

Ian St. Martin, Filipino American

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Favourites: Philodendron, bird of paradise and banana plants!


Ian says: 

I like grouping my plants in threes, with various heights and textures. I also try to keep all my planters complementary, so most of my cachepots are either white, brown, or rattan.

As far as care goes, I’m guilty of being a smothering parent. I enjoy doting on my plants and checking on them multiple times a day. I know there’s a big debate whether misting your plants are beneficial or a waste of time, but I am pro-misting! A lot of people say you have to mist a few times a day in order to actually increase humidity but I think that any bit helps.

Thrift stores are a fantastic place to find decorative planters, even if it’s not actually a planter! I recently found a rattan tissue box holder at a thrift store, and by just flipping it upside down it made for an interesting decorative planter! Hampers, vintage boxes, ice buckets, you name it. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

I’m definitely a sucker for mid-century decor, I love the concept of clean lines mixed with the “wildness” that plants bring. My dream is to have my home look like it was from the 60s but nature had taken over with plants everywhere.

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