10 houseplant accounts to follow on Instagram
In my recent interview with James Wong (on The Ledge episode 13) we talk about the power of Instagram to inspire people, and to change the horticultural landscape in terms of plants that go from zero to hero (Coleus is definitely about to get cool, people ...).
So I thought it would be useful to line up 10 of the many, many houseplant people I follow on Instagram - and you should too. I'm on Instagram as @j.l.perrone, and James Wong's there as @botanygeek, so why not come over and say hi?
I've missed many great folks off this list, I know, but tell me who you follow in the comments...
Jamie Song describes himself as "a plant hoarder" - so far, so Instagram circa 2017, but his photos are particularly impressive because you can see he hasn't just bought them. In some posts you can see the same plant photographed months apart, so you can see how it has grown and thrived. Jamie is founder of Founder of Bureau of Interior Affairs @bialondon, seller of vintage homewares and furniture, so he has excellent taste in containers, too.
Darryl Cheng is huge presence in the houseplant world on Instagram, with 167,000 followers to date. If you want the information behind the pictures, follow Darryl's blog - it's worth it just for his awesome post on a flourishing (literally) relationship with his Monstera deliciosa.
A New York based grower who posts pics of her gorgeous houseplants - but doesn't shrink from showing the problem plants, the crispy-edged leaves that plague us all. Respect.
OK a bit biased here, because Alys Fowler was until very recently a work colleague, and I still count her as a dear friend, *but* Alys really is great on houseplants, as her new book Plant Love, out in September, will more than prove.
Angela Rapisarda is an Italian living in Rotterdam and I just love her style.