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!”

@lefterisanestis

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.


Lefteris says: 

I live in the heart of Manchester city centre, in a busy and neighbourhood with car traffic and people running up and down going to work and shopping. 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! I honestly cannot imagine a life without plants anymore!

I always water my plants in the bathtub, leave them there to drain completely and then take them back to their spot. I’ve found this as the most effective watering method for them to get as much water as they need and therefore promote their growth.

Style-wise I try to decorate my plants in all sorts of different levels: on bookcases, side tables, stools, plant stands, hanging from my flat’s wood beams and on the floor. I’m also a huge fan of the terracotta pots, their appearance changes as they age and using those for most of my plants creates a sense of cohesiveness which you need when you have fifty-five plants and the flat looks like a chaotic jungle!

Lefteris’s tips: 

Watering is the most important thing when it comes to keeping your plants alive and thriving! Do not stick to ‘watering days’ when you water all of your plants on the same day. Watering needs vary a lot from plant to plant and from season to season, so you have to examine your plants by sticking your finger in the soil regularly and take action accordingly.

 


 

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