Urban Jungle Journal — Des Moines

Showing up with Plants

Shylah Statler

Showing up with Plants

Hey it's Shylah, Art Terrarium Shopgirl, Art Curator, and now Plant Stylist! Plant Stylist is a title I made up to describe a role where I show up with plants for people, and put those plants in places. It involves creative solution finding, incorporating plants into environments, and transforming spaces!

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Tillandsia Xerographica

Andrea Metzler

Tillandsia Xerographica

Air plants (Tillandsia) are one of biggest trends for modern gardening, and for good reason. These plants are downright gorgeous and ultra low-maintenance. While they may not quite be able to live on air alone, these soilless plants are a statement wherever they go. Among the air plants, the Xerographica reigns supreme.

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Did I Kill My Plants: Daily and Emergency Care

Emily Hostetter

Did I Kill My Plants: Daily and Emergency Care

This week, we’re talking about being a plant killer. Yes, I said it. In spite of a rocky plant-care track record, I was pretty sure that “This time would be different” and “I’m much more aware of what I’m doing.” Luckily, I was able to connect with Shylah and ask her why this had happened and how to remedy it.

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Air Cleaning Plants

Andrea Metzler

Air Cleaning Plants

Many of the materials in our everyday lives slowly add a cocktail of toxins into our air. Fortunately some of the most popular house plants are experts at removing toxins like formaldehyde, mold, benzene and others from your home. 

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Cat-Friendly Houseplants

Shylah Statler

Cat-Friendly Houseplants

While you might look at your house plant and think it seems harmless, many of our favorites can be toxic to cats! Knowing which plants are cat-friendly or not, is very important to make sure our house is healthy and happy - for all our friends that call it home. 

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