Urban Jungle Journal

Ask Me About My Plants: Shy

Shylah Statler

Ask Me About My Plants: Shy

As we continue to celebrate our recent one-year anniversary, we're sharing our homes and our own stories about our love of plants. Shylah is a co-owner here of Art Terrarium, and in this article she talks abut her incredible plant collection, shares some beautiful photos of her stylish downtown loft, and talks about her own journey in becoming a 'confident' houseplant owner. Her 50 year old Dragon Tree is particularly unique and impressive!

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Ask Me About My Plants: Andrea

Andrea Metzler

Ask Me About My Plants: Andrea

Many of you have asked us what our homes look like and this felt like the perfect time to tell you a little more about ourselves, our plants, and the inspiration behind the shop. This week Andrea, co-owner of Art Terrarium, shares a look into her urban jungle and how her love of plants started.

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Spring Refresh

Emily Hostetter

Spring Refresh

The first in Des Moines-ian and budding plant aficionado Emily's summer series on starting your own urban jungle! This week we're talking about a spring refresh for your houseplants. We’ll cover cleaning, pruning, repotting, fertilizing and staging.

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Focus On The Fiddle-Leaf: Care to Keep it Awesome

Andrea Metzler

Focus On The Fiddle-Leaf: Care to Keep it Awesome

Fiddle Leaf Figs have been one of our favorite fascinations in the last few years. They’ve become the designer’s “it” plant, so you’ve definitely seen them on your Instagram recently. Taking home a Fiddle Leaf is a guaranteed mood-booster and gives you a new friend to brighten your home.

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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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