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.

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57. Joshua

57. Joshua

“Caring for my plants helps with keeping my mental health in check as life pressures can be very stressful.”

@joshuaplants_

Joshua Housley, 26, British

Battersea, London, United Kingdom

Account Manager (sales)

Favourites: My favourite plants are definitely my Ficus elastica and Monstera deliciosa, mostly because these were my first ever plants and I have had them a good few years now. I fell further in love with them after having seen their natural beauty in the wild.

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52. Paul

52. Paul

“I’m constantly moving around plants depending on the day and the type of picture I want to take, haha!”

@plantmepaul

Paul Thompson, 34, El Salvadoran

New York, NY, USA

Chemistry teacher

Favourites: My favorite plants are my Monstera deliciosa, Sansevieria samurai, and Tillandsia xerographica. They’re all unique in their own respect, low maintenance, and visually appealing.

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Plant Photography

Plant Photography

Secrets of Plant Photography for Social Media

You don’t need expensive cameras and lighting equipment to take the perfect shot for Instagram. Here are six tips and tricks on how to get the most out or your smart phone camera when composing a great plant picture.

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46. David P

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.”

@dpowrightnow

David Powley, 26, American

Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Veterinary Technician

Favourites: Alocasia sarian, Monstera deliciosa and all my ferns

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Misting…?

Misting…?

Should you mist your plants?


Dominik Šperka gets to the bottom of the controversy.

Most of the plants that we keep inside come from the areas that generally have higher humidity than our houses or apartments can provide. So naturally, it makes sense to mist the hell out of them, doesn’t it…? (more…)

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…)