Are you a wannabe plant parent constantly on the brink of killing your beloved foliage? Does your home look like a perpetual funeral of greenery? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 80% of people have trouble taking care of their plants. But there is hope!
Instagram is a great resource to revive your green thumb and help you keep your plants alive. We’ve highlighted our favorite plant-based Instagram accounts that teach you all the tips and tricks you need to become an expert in plant care. This isn’t a list of 50 or 22 or even 10. We’ve curated it down to SEVEN that we actually follow and find really helpful. So if your plants are on the edge of extinction, you’ve come to the right place. See our picks below!
If you’ve spent any time looking at greenery on the grid, chances are you’ve already discovered Plant Kween. If not you’re in for a treat. Christopher Griffin is a black and queer gardener based in Brooklyn. Their account includes photos of their lush plant collection, plant care tips as well as self care tips, and highlights including plant shopping trips, workshops, and more! Christopher has also partnered with Skillshare to teach a class called “Plants at Home: Uplift Your Spirit & Your Space,” which you can check out here! For those who are just beginning to discover an interest in plants, Christopher’s account is a great place to start!
Leaf and June
Based in New York, Lisa Muñoz is an interior plant designer. From around the house to outdoor gardens, Lisa’s feed is as green and floral as can be. She is also the author of House Planted: Choosing, Growing, and Styling the Perfect Plants for Your Spacee which guides readers on how to incorporate beautiful plants into their home decor, no matter where you live. The book of course includes tips for caring for your new plants as well.
“Casual and easy-going, with attainable styles and simple instructions, this short and sweet book of inspiration has everything you need, and nothing you don’t, to start you off on an adventure in better–and greener–living.”
Hilton Carter is an expert at both plants and interior design and how to beautifully merge the two. And he has several books that show you how he does it. The latest one called Living Wild: How to Plant Style Your Home and Cultivate Happiness that gives you tips on styling and showcases eight homes as well. But he still makes time to discuss how to fix problems with your plants on his instagram.
Soul Sista Plants
Cincinnati-based Lucrecer Braxton (aka soulsistaplants) says she is “building an empire through plants, conversation, and community”. Providing tips and tricks for taking care of your plants, as well as progress pix of her own green friends, Lucrecer is definitely an expert. Various podcast episodes where she has been a guest can be found in her bio. If you have specific questions for Lucrecer, she also offers plant consultations, and is always open for collaborations as well. Check her out, you won’t regret it!
Warning: the vibespace is a place you can get lost in! Jeff comes across as your fun friend who just happens to be really into plants. And he makes it easy to find information with straightforward reels like “propogating my cuttings”. In between plant info he shares pix of his adorable family and his own life.
The Jungle Upstairs
Ciara Benko is the woman behind The Jungle Upstairs. Along with great plant advice she’s into thrifting and vintage home design. Add in adorable dogs and queer girl romance and you know the entire No Kill Mag team is here for this. For the rest of you check her out for her fun and friendly vibe and all things green.
Who would think an instagram account that is so lush would live in Canada?! A reminder that regardless of how brutal the weather can be outdoors you can live in a your own luxe jungle inside. (minus the pesky mosquitos!)
Darryl Cheng’s bio says “an engineers approach to houseplant care” and right away you see it’s kind of wonky. Witness the light meter he uses to measure how much light your plant is actually getting! While a light meter might be overkill for you Darryl uses it to make a point: we all think our plants are getting more light than they actually are. And that light deprivation is just one of the ways we’re killing them. But somehow he reprimands in a way that feels lighthearted and kind. Follow him to see more.
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