The Plants at Yours

The plants at Nataly’s, Israel

by Barbara-

Our next plant visit is to Nataly’s in Israel.

Name: Nataly Pilo

Occupation: I work at a therapeutic rehabilitation program for sexually exploited children and youth which is open 24/7.

DIY succulents in cans

Where you live: Tel Aviv, Israel.

Number of plants you own: Around 350 plants, most of them are cactus and succulents.

How long have been into plants and how did you get introduced: Two years ago we moved into a new apartment and on the living room’s windowsill, I saw 2 cactus plants that the previous residents left and I fell in love immediately.

music and plants

Where are your plants located in your home?: I have plants all over my apartment but most of them are in the balcony and near the living room window.

Name any benefits you get from your plants: My plants give me peace and quiet after a long and hard day at work. I’m overwhelmed every day when I see them grow and bloom.

propagating in water
here comes the sun

What plants do you like the most: I like them all but mostly the ones that I start to grow from cuttings or a leaf and propagate them.

Can you share the biggest challenge you have had with your plants: My biggest challenge is to give all of my plants the same amount of love and care and not to discriminate.

living room window

Can you share one mistake you made as an indoor gardener: One time I didn’t isolate an infected plant and it spread to my other plants.

If your plants were to be taken from you and you could only keep one, which one would it be and why: It is really hard to choose,  but the first one that comes to mind is my string of pearls that has reached 2 meters long.

senecio rowleyanus

Best advice you can give about any aspect in taking care of plants: The best advice I can give is just give them lots of love and play them good old rock & roll music.

Where can others find you and your plants?: I publish all of my plant photos to my Instagram account @Nataly1979

Shopping day

That’s it folks! Thanks so much for sharing your plants with us Nataly. That string of pearls is ridiculously long!

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Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m a little obsessed with house plants. I share my house plant adventures in the hopes of inspiring you to continue to enjoy the greens in your home. And if you have no plants (yet!) I hope this blog inspires you to add some green to your home. So go on! Try it! I think you might quite like it. And who knows? You may end up being … obsessed too.

1 Comment

  1. Jessie N-D

    Loved this post! What a beautiful houseplant collection. I would love to know which nurseries she frequents in Tel Aviv!

    10 . Dec . 2020

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