Plants for me are a key part when it comes to home decoration. They bring life, color, good vibes and a warm touch to any space. I believe they even have super powers; like cleaning up spaces, absorbing bad energy and bringing good luck, they can even help you change your mood, or at least for me they do. But when it comes to buying them sometimes it can be overwhelming or confusing, specially if you are new to the subject; therefore, I decided to share my favorite places in Miami to buy plants, and start your journey with this amazing gifts that mother nature has blessed us with.
First of all you have to keep in mind where are you putting your plants. It can be common sense for some, but I am pretty sure that not everyone knows this so it is worthwhile to mention. Keep in mind if it is for an indoor or for an outdoor space, if it is a place with a lot of light, humid or dry. All of this factors will indicate how healthy and beautiful your plants will grow and also their longevity.
For cactus and succulents I highly recommend Isaac Farms, @isaacfarms and they are located in Homestead, FL. It is a lovely farm that specializes in a variety of cactus and beautiful succulents, they have very affordable prices, and plants that you have never seen before. I highly recommend to have a cactus plant in your home, they not only bring an unique touch and look to your place, but they are a natural air purifier, absorbing carbon dioxide at night and releasing oxygen, helping you and your family with allergies and keeping your home maintain fresh clean air. They also reduce radiation so putting them next to a TV or computer will be the perfect place for them.
Driving around Homestead I also discovered this farm called Georgie’s Paradise, @georgiesparadise. It is a lovely place filled with plants for outdoor and indoor spaces, they have fruit trees for those lucky enough to have a backyard. We went there looking for an indoor plant, and the staff was super helpful and knowledgeable. They have very exotic plants, it feels like a mini version of a jungle.
Looking around their aisle we found this unique plant called: Alocasia Lauterbachiana; also known as “Purple Sword”, or “Elephant Ear”, when we looked at it we knew that it was the one we were bringing home, we loved the dark greens, rough look and unique appearance. I found out it is originally from Indonesia and New Guinea. When taking care of this beauty make sure to put in on a spot with bright indirect sunlight, use room temperature water, in small regular amounts when watering it to achieve moist soil, don’t let the soil dry out, and once in a while wipe the leaves with a damp soft cloth.
When I don’t feel like driving too much I really enjoy going to Midtown Garden Center, @midtowngardencenter. I love this place because they have a wide variety of plants, and also a great selection of planters. The atmosphere is very cozy and welcoming, you can also enjoy eating some tacos or cooling down with a fresh smoothie. For me it’s a cool lovely place to spend some time, recharge, get some fresh air, and connect with mother nature.
I hope this information is helpful, and if you need any advise on how to take care of your plants or which plant to get for your home. Feel free to leave a comment or write to us on our Instagram page
Namaste, Ana Bedoya 🙂