62. Michael C

62. Michael C

“In addition to its disinfectant power, Marseille soap can boost the plant’s vigour.”

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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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Prescribing Plants

Prescribing Plants

Plants make people happy: the evidence!

We are a society of optimizers.

We pay for doctors, therapists, nutritionists, and meditation teachers to improve our health and mental well-being. We work with life coaches, read self-help books, and watch educational videos on YouTube to maximize our productivity and unlock our creativity. We even do yoga with goats on our backs to relieve stress and put a smile on our face.

The search for a happier, healthier, more productive, better way of life is a never-ending quest, and we continually compartmentalize and outsource our well-being to experts who claim to have the answers. But no matter how many specialists we see, there is no magic pill that will make us healthier, improve our happiness, reduce our stress, and enhance our lives… but what about a plant? (more…)

31. Thomas G

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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