These Plant Instragrams will Inspire You to Bring the Jungle to Your Apartment

Become one with nature from the comfort of your smartphone

Growing up in the middle of the woods, I didn’t really get the fuss of having a bunch of house plants. Then I moved to NYC and after a few months, I realized that I needed to feel connected to nature in some shape or form. And because I, like many, don’t have a backyard and my apartment is far too small to hold a garden, house plants filled the void. Although I, unfortunately have a black thumb, I still appreciate plants and the many benefits they bring to a space. And for the plant’s safety, it’s best for someone like me to contain my love for nature in the confines of social media.

Instagram has a thriving plant community, filled with plant lovers from every corner of the globe. You won’t believe all the unique varieties of plants out there until you find your way onto one of these pages and some enthusiasts have collections that would blow your mind. No matter the size of their apartment or bedroom, these collectors turn their urban abodes into spectacular jungles. We’ve curated 10 of our favorite Instagram accounts within the plant community in the gallery below, take a peek at our picks and let us know your favorite plant species in the comments section on social media.

@planty_hoes

Each and every plant collector can relate to these memes. And if you’re a know plant lover, you’ve probably been sent this page by your friends from time to time.

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Plant tips Via @bonkers4memes

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This is an interior design blog now

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@plantkween

Christopher is a Brooklyn-based plant lover who spreads joy to their followers through the love of plants. Seriously, I’ve never seen anyone so happy in my life.

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DAHLING, if you know this kween well, then you know that occasionally she buys two of the same plant and will place them in different parts of her apartment just to see how they fare in slightly different conditions. While I’m a huge fan of googling plant care tips and seeking advice from my amazing plant frands, I also find that a lil planty experimentation can be fun and exciting 💁🏽‍♀️🌿💚 ⠀ Ms. Hoya Carnosa, also known as the porcelainflower or wax plant, is a green gurl I was excited to welcome into my plant fam. Native to Eastern Asia and Australia, this kween has been in cultivation for almost 200 years and is a green gurl that can easily be found in most plant shops 🛍🌱 ⠀ One day a kween was generous with herself and decided to welcome two Hoya Carnosas into her plant fam. I had heard that Hoyas in general enjoy bright light so I was a little hesitant, because I knew that I had limited space and the lighting in my apartment was not the best. But the plant parent in me was determined, hunty!!! 💪🏾 ⠀ Through my fun little experimentation I found that this kween enjoys bright indirect light, she did not do well in artificial light and her leaves burned when I put her in direct sunlight, so I placed her in an area that allows her to get at least 6 hours on bright indirect light ☀️ ⠀ Like most green gurls, Hoyas are susceptible to root rot, so I’ve always made sure to let the soil dry out completely before watering. In the warmer months I water every week and in the colder months, about every 2-3 weeks 💦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ Once I found a spot in my apartment that Ms. Hoya Carnosa seemed the most happy with, I made sure to keep her there. I did not have space for her twin sister so I gifted the second Hoya to a good frand who I knew had the space for her to thrive. My future goals for this green gurl is to repot her, as I’ve had her in the same pot for about a year now … I’ve read that Hoyas enjoy behind root-bound, but I think it’s time for a new pot cuz, gurl, she has grown. She is also an epiphyte so I will be getting a moss pole for this kween in the near future to allow her to climb 💚 ⠀ Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, kweens!!! ⠀ 📸 @welcometothejunglehome

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GURL, this kween has been all about playing a cute playlist and dancing to tha beat … with the trio that is me, myself, and I … yas, gurl she loves a lil dance-with-herself-moment 💃🏽 As a person with a hearing loss I often don’t catch lyrics, pitches and certain sounds when I listen to a piece of music, but instead her bawdy is feeling the vibrations and catching the sounds and melodies she able to … creating a new song that my senses have made just for me. I’ve also found that I attach songs to moments that become memories, rather than trying to focus on the lyrics. Most of the music I have on repeat is that 90’s R&B… my dad played all those jams during my childhood, and sometimes she likes to revisits those childhood moments and emotions through music. Her relationship with music is a joyous and complex one, gurl 🎶 ⠀ She also be playing music for her green gurls, cuz she’s that kind of plant parent, dahling 💁🏽‍♀️🎵🍃… so naturally a kween has to do a lil research (google search, gurl) on the effects of music on that green gurl growth 🌱🌿 The research seems to point out that it it isn’t so much about the “sounds” of music, but more to do with the vibrations created by the sound waves. Simply put, the vibrations produce movement in those green gurls cells, which stimulates the plant to produce more nutrients. Some studies have shown that our green gurls may prefer certain kinds of music based on the kinds of vibrations the sounds produce, and whether the pressure created is conducive to that kweens growth … our green gurls have selective musical taste, dahling … and I ain’t mad at it 🎧🌿 ⠀ And gurl, because this planty research is multifaceted some researchers don’t believe it’s the vibrations of the music … but it’s simply that a plant parent who plays music for their green gurls is most likely to be providing their plant fam with that top-level care and special attention, which is the ultimate root of those green gurls serving that lush new growth realness 🤔🌱 ⠀ Either way gurl, she’s jamming away to some cute beats enjoying the vibrations of the music and she hopes her green gurls are too 💃🏽✨🌿 ⠀ 🎥 @welcometothejunglehome

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Gurlfrand: Gurl, she’s trying to start her own lil indoor jungle this summer, but her lighting is not the best … you got any recs? ⠀⠀ ⠀ Me: *twirls* … HUN👏🏾TY … I got not one, but three recs👏🏾for👏🏾you: ⠀ 🌿🌱🌿🌱🌿 ⠀ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗻𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁 (aka Ms. Sansevieria) is one of my favorite green gurls and also happens to be a fantastic plant for new plant parents! This kween is extremely this resilient + adaptable + easy to care for plant, thrives in bight indirect light, but can survive in low light conditions as well. You do not have to water this plant often … every two weeks in the warmer months and every 3-4 weeks during the colder months. Snake plants also absorbs excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, emits oxygen, and filters other toxins often released into the air. I have over 20 of these kweens in my plant fam, so you know I be breathing in that good clean oxygen, hunty ⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗳 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗻 (aka Philodendron Scandens) was actually my second plant that I ever welcomed into my plant fam and she’s still thriving 4 years later! I’ve found that this kween enjoys bright indirect light best, but can werk with other lighting situations as well. If she’s growing small leaves or there are long spaces between leaves, she needs a lil more light, gurl. She’s also a kween that responds very well to fluorescent grow lights. I water this kween every week in warmer months and every 1.5/2 weeks in colder months … she enjoys lightly moist soil, but not soggy … as that could lead to root rot, dahling. She can can tolerate dry air, but thrives in a lil humidity cuz she is a tropical kween after all ⠀ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝘂𝗯𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲 (aka Ms. Ficus Elastica) is a green gurl who’s botanical name sounds like a drag queen I need to meet! I’ve found this kween to be pretty adaptable when it comes to light … surviving in low light, but thrives in bright indirect light. I keep this kween in well drained soil and let her dry out completely in between waterings. If her lower leaves are dropping off she may need more sunlight or water. Her hearty leaves can withstand dry air, but often collects a bunch of dust so wipe her down, dahling

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@crazyplantrichasian

This account showcases plant enthusiasts of Asian descent from around the world and let me tell you, these collectors are the real deal.

@thesill

Founded on the motto Plants Make People Happy, this page not only shows off beautiful plants but they also sell them on their website. TAKE ALL MY MONEY!

@boyswithplants

Now this is a page that I have to hide from my boyfriend, because I could spend all day looking at hot guys with their plants. Whoever came up with this concept is a damn genius.

@darkplantmatter

Listen up Rebel Circus readers, this page was made for you! Dark, spooky and haunting plants fill this page, so even goth gals can be surrounded by nature.

@succulentcity

If you’re a fan of succulents and cacti, this page is specifically tailored to your interests and the plants are *Chef’s Kiss*.

@urbanjungleblog

City dwellers are particularly vocal in the plant community (are you telling me New Yorker’s are loud?) and this page shows how any tiny, shoe-box apartment can be decorated with plants.

@theplantrescuer

If I’d been following this account a year ago, I probably wouldn’t have needed to hold so many plant funerals.

@houseplantjournal

If you’re a newbie to the plant world and want to know more, let this page be your guide!

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Happy plant owners are those who understand the balance of environment, effort, and expectations. Unfortunately, people feel intimidated by plant care because they put pressure on themselves, believing that “proper care” = perfect plants forever. Anyone who has owned houseplants for several years has picked up their fair share of yellowed leaves and witnessed brown tips – they are not necessarily the result of “poor care.” – Here’s a holistic approach to houseplant care: 1) Understand your environmental conditions: take note of the number of hours of direct sun exposure and consider the total visible area of the sky from the point of view of the plant. 2) Try your best with care: watering, fertilizing, repotting. 3) Let Nature take its course: leaves don’t last forever – older leaves will die as new ones grow – With the right knowledge and mindset, integrating plants into your everyday life can be very rewarding and uplifting. I encourage each of you to introduce plants into your space and begin your plant care journey. Remember, I am always here to help! – Similar to House Plant Journal, @plantpositivity is on a mission to educate people on the role plants play in improving everyday well-being and providing them with better access to plants. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow their account for more inspiration, education and plant-based content! – #sponsored #monstera #monsteradeliciosa #mindful #holistic#growth #plantgrowth #houseplants #plants #plantlove #plantlife #plantcare #greenthumb #houseplantsofinstagram #plantstagram #plantpositivity

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