56. Delonte

56. Delonte

“Watching my three year old light up when she sees our plants growing is such a great feeling!”

@plantmeplants

Delonte Harrison, 26, African American

Washington, DC, USA

Chef

Favourites: Peruvian apple cactus and Philodendron selloum, but pretty much all cacti and big leaf plants!

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49. Matt

49. Matt

“Right now, my plants and I are listening to lots of French music.”

@mattsgotplants

Matthew Scott, 26, Canadian

Montréal, Canada

Visual Merchandiser

Favourites: Pothos and trailing Philodendron. I love simple plants that grow fast! There’s nothing more exciting than watching them flourish.

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Ex-philodendron

Ex-philodendron

A philodendron by any other name?

Since the rise in popularity of indoor plants, the indoor plant community has always assumed these two siblings were part of the well-populated Philodendron family, until now…

What was previously labeled a Philodendron has now been officially crowned Thaumatophyllum. Try saying that one three times in a row! Scientists researching the genetic makeup of these show-stealers are the ones responsible for the mix up in family dynamics.

But never fear! You don’t need a degree in genetics to know the basics. We’ve got you covered. (more…)