Plant Whisperers is our blog section where, each month, we interview Pilea lovers and plant enthusiasts all around the world!
This month we met Deborah from @debbys.secretgarden.
She's a 26-year-old plant addict girl from France, currently living in Belgium. She started a pretty Instagram page all about plants not so long ago, and she owns more than 60 plants.
How did you fall in love with plants?
I think it started even before I realized it. Probably, it all began because of my grandma!
I grew up in a green environment because of her, and I loved it. Her house used to be full of plants and flowers, and she also had an outdoor garden.
I have always been amazed (and I'm still amazed) by trees and how beautiful nature is.
I started collecting plants once I had my own place. And let me tell you: once you start collecting plants, you can NOT stop!
What's the best thing about having plants at home?
They just give me so much happiness. The first thing I do when I wake up is looking at them, and it feels incredible. I love to see them all healthy and happy.
No doubts: I'm happier since I started to collect houseplants. And it's super good for air purification! I believe there's always a good excuse to have more plants.
Not only, but I've also completely fallen in love with the houseplants community! I already connected with so many wonderful people, and I love to share my passion with them all.
How can you manage to have 60+ plants?
Well, it might sound like a lot, but, really, it's not that hard to take care of them!
Almost all my plants are placed together to raise humidity levels. This also helps me with my care routine: I don't need to run all around the house to water or mist them.
What's your experience with Pilea Peperomioides?
I find Pilea a really easy-to-care plant, plus it looks absolutely amazing!
I bought one a few months ago, and it had a baby, so I divided it, and now I have two beautiful Pilea plants. They are growing so fast!
One thing that I always do is making sure to provide my Pileas with enough humidity. I find that they love it!
Do you ever talk, sing, or play some music for your plants?
Do I talk to them? ALWAYS! Probably my boyfriend thinks that I'm crazy :)
Any plants on your wish list right now?
Oh, yes! Colocasia Black Magic, Caladium Brandywine, and so many more...
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Debby!
Remember to follow her Instagram profile, @debbys.secretgarden.
Let's keep spreading the love and the fun!