Plantfluencer: Hugo Ruiz

Meet Hugo Ruiz

In this edition of Plantfluencers ' Stories we talk to Hugo Ruiz, a great lover of plants, nature and indoor jungles.

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our #MARANTAMONDAY Our #marantaleuconeura is in full swing. These days you can see that it is once again accelerating the new leaves it is putting out, which during the winter it had paused a bit. She is delighted in the tropical corner with the rest of the Calatheas, and the new humidifier, which will surely help us a lot to have a decent humidity inside the house . . . . #greenhouse #plants #indoorplants #indoorplantsdecor #decoracion #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantporn #plantsarefriends #houseplants #livingwithplants #plantsarefriends #plantsgram #plantsforinstagram #happyplants #houseplantsofinstagram #houseplantclub #allthatplants #junglehouse #loveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #plantnerd #allthatplants #plantloversspain #discovertheplantcommunity #houseplantaesthetic #inbloomcommunity #officialplantfever

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Tell us a little bit about yourself....

hi, I'm Hugo, I'm 35 years old and I'm from La Rioja. Plants are one of my hobbies and currently I have more or less 160 in a flat of 65 square meters.

More or less because I don't know the exact number, at the last count in March there were 144, and since then, some more have joined the jungle.

what was it that attracted you to the world of plants?

Having a little piece of nature at home. I really like going out into the bush to breathe, to see greenery, plants, trees, peace.

At home, my partner Bea and I have a corner in the living room where most of the plants we have are, and looking at that corner is often enough to forget the everyday life in the city. Seeing so much green in the house is peace and tranquillity.

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Plant Trio: Sweet Dreams
Three floors for the bedroom
Lucca Planter - S/14cm
€9.00 €4.50
Environmentally friendly and drained

I started 3 years ago, specifically in April 2017 with some tiny cacti, a Tillandsia, which amazed me to see that a plant could grow without soil, and month after month I kept adding to the list of plants I wanted. 3 years later, here we are, with a house full of green living things.

what are the advantages of having plants indoors?

For me, although many people are surprised and don't understand how I manage to keep so many plants alive, in fact they see it as something laborious, I see it as an escape from this mundane reality. A routine of watering and checking, 10-15 minutes a day. Surprising yourself with the new sprouts, seeing that you get the hang of that plant that seemed to do more to die than to live, understanding them, seeing them grow, small daily illusions.

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🌿 𝗥𝗔𝗣𝗛𝗜𝗗𝗢𝗣𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗔 𝗧𝗘𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗠𝗔 The new plant queen of the house! We present our #raphidophoratetrasperma 💚 Although today was #waxplantwednesday I couldn't wait to present our new Raphidophora. It arrived yesterday from @about_leaf as always everything perfect. It is also known as mini Monstera because of its resemblance. It is native to southern Thailand and is easy to care for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌞 Indirect light, but a bright spot is good for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🚰Keep the substrate moist but not waterlogged. If the leaves tend to turn yellow and lose their intense green, this is a sign of lack of water. If the tips turn brown, this is a symptom of a lack of humidity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌡 As a good tropical plant, it requires that the temperature at home is not too low. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✂️Es easy to cuttings, always leaving a knot where you are going to cut. . . . #greenhouse #plants #indoorplants #indoorplantsdecor #decoration #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantporn #plantsarefriends #houseplants #livingwithplants #plantsarefriends #plantsgram #plantsforinstagram #happyplants #houseplantsofinstagram #houseplantclub #allthatplants #junglehouse #loveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #plantnerd #allthatplants #plantloversspain #discovertheplantcommunity #houseplantaesthetic #inbloomcommunity #officialplantfever

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And one weekend a month, or every other month, pot check, soil, soil staining, smelling of damp substrate, black fingernails, I look forward to those days!

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Kentia Palm
€69.00 €62.10
Tropical and purifying
Bird of Paradise
Decorative and resistant

do you have any plant tips you'd like to share with us?

I've noticed several things I want to share:

  • We fail many times by insistence or over-attention. Death by overwatering, for example.
  • The most beautiful plant I have is the one I pay the least attention to. A Kalanchoe that we hardly water it, it was forgotten, and it is enormous.
  • We all get some plants wrong, you just have to be patient and see what you are doing wrong, to learn and do better in the future.
  • The advice on watering and light is very generic. What may work for me, may not work for you because you live in different climates.
  • Look at your plants and learn from them.

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Rio Pot - XL/22cm
Elegant ceramics
Olive tree
Tough and beautiful

what is your favourite plant? why?

Complicated question. Every month it's one. Sometimes I go for Calatheas, sometimes for Hoyas, Philodendron, etc. But I really like variegated plants.

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Calathea Medallion
Regulates humidity
Peace Lily
€34.00 €27.20
Alerts you when it wants water

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💚 𝗣𝗛𝗜𝗟𝗢𝗗𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗥𝗢𝗡 Happy #philodendronfriday 🥳! @inthemoodforplants invites us to show off our Philos, and here they go 😉 We've got them looking great, and growing at a good pace, especially the Scandens. How are yours doing? Show them to you with the hashtag #apfpl ✌🏽 One day less to be able to leave home! #stayathome 🦠 . . . . #greenhouse #plants #indoorplants #indoorplantsdecor #decorating #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantporn #plantsarefriends #houseplants #livingwithplants #plantsarefriends #plantsgram #plantsforinstagram #happyplants #houseplantsofinstagram #houseplantclub #allthatplants #junglehouse #loveplants #urbanjunglebloggers #plantnerd #allthatplants #plantloversspain #discovertheplantcommunity #houseplantaesthetic #inbloomcommunity #officialplantfever

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And until recently the Orbifolia was my object of verdeseo (green-desire). And I got it a few days ago. Now, I am perhaps more attentive to the Hoyas.

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Calathea orbifolia
An exotic Calathea
White Orchid
€34.00 €30.60
Delicate and purifying

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About the author
Marina Delgado

I make sure that all plant lovers are informed. I don't know exactly what it is, but there is a magical peace that surrounds the world of plants that I love!

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