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MIRIAM (@MEESCHMID_PLANTLADY) - LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND


This week we talked to Miriam Schmid (@meeschmid_plantlady) from Lucerne, Switzerland about her plant collection and keeping it happy during long and dark Swiss winter months.  

WATER & LIGHT (W&L): HOW DID YOU GET INTO PLANTS?

Miriam (M): When I’ve moved to our house in the country side. For the first time in my life I had a garden and a house with a lot of windows. I started gardening and soon I brought the outside indoors.

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W&L: DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU GOT YOUR FIRST PLANT AND WHAT PLANT IT WAS? 

M: 1.5 years ago I bought my first Monstera.

W&L: WHERE DO YOU GET MOST OF YOUR PLANTS?

M: From a wholesaler here in Lucerne. 

W&L: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLANT SHOPS TO VISIT?

The wholesaler Beck AG in Lucerne, Switzerland.

W&L: HOW MANY PLANTS DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION?

M: I stopped counting after 250 ☺. 

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W&L: WHAT ARE THE RAREST PLANTS THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION?

M: Monstera variegata

W&L: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLANTS?

M: Monstera deliciosa, Sansevierias, Calatheas and Euphorbias

W&L: WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST ABOUT BEING A PLANT PERSON?

M: Being surrounded by plants 24/7, taking care of them and propagating them, watching them grow and to have a passion that calms me down.

W&L: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU HAVE WITH PLANTS?

M: The light in the winter. The winters here in Switzerland are very long and dark. In some months we don’t have much sun. I help my plants with some grow lights.

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W&L: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR PLANT SPECIALTY?

M: Propagation and repotting.

W&L: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 PLANT CARE TIPS?

    1. Find the right spot for every plant.

    2. Let the soil to dry out between waterings.

    3. Dust the leaves off once a week.

    Checkout Miriam's Instagram for beautiful photos and very useful plant tips. 

    She also designs and sells awesome merchandise, you can buy it on her Threadless Shop.







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