Plant Whisperers is our blog section where, each month, we interview true Pilea lovers and plant enthusiasts all around the world!
This month we met Julia from @missjule, a plant mom and cat mom living in a gorgeous apartment full of plants!
When and how did you fall in love with plants?
It all started right after 4th grade when I got a cutting from a big plant we had in my classroom, a Money Tree. My favorite teacher gave it to me. Then, for years and years, I forgot about plants.
Two years ago, my passion for plants officially exploded. I started to buy many succulents and decorate my room.
Then I moved out to live by myself, started reading more and more about plants and learned a lot.
I have a lot of space now in my new home and many windows! I love it, and taking care of plants has now become my new favorite hobby. My apartment looks so much more comfortable and alive. It makes me so happy to give regular care to my green friends!
Do you ever talk to your plants?
I think it's a bit crazy, but yes, sometimes I do!
While I water them, I tell them how great they look. A mom has to talk to her kids and praise them!
Do you have any plants on your wish list right now?
Definitely! Calathea Orbifolia, String of Hearts, Monstera Adansonii, and Watermelon Peperomia. They are so incredibly pretty!
At some point, I will get them all, and you will see them in my apartment!
What's your experience with Pilea Peperomioides?
Pilea has been on my wish list for a very long time! I was always looking for it, but I have never been lucky enough to either find or swap her.
Finally, around one year ago, I have found 3 Pilea cuttings.
I think Pilea is not a demanding plant at all. Just a little water and a relatively bright location, and that's it: this plant doesn't need more.
One of my Pilea plants is giving me so many babies. And it looks really great! Her circular leaves are so funny.
You have two lovely cats.
How's living with pets and plants in the same place?
It's a bit exhausting. My cats used to eat one of my plants regularly, and they loved to jump on another one. I tried to counteract with education and cat grass.
And, of course, I've placed all the plants that are poisonous in spots that are impossible to reach for the cats!
Thank you for sharing your story, Julia!
Do not forget to follow her gorgeous feed on Instagram. Her profile is @missjule.
Let's keep spreading the love and the fun!