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Instagram plant lovers

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These gardening influencers have more than 300,000 Instagram followers among them. From left, Darlene Zavala (@darlinggreenthings), Christine Kelso (@workhardplanthard), Danae Horst (@foliacollective), Brandon Jeon (@mrplantdad) and Jennifer Tao (@jenssuccs). 

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Instagram plant influencers

A detail of a monstera variegata in Brandon Jeon’s home. 

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Instagram plant influencers

For Brandon Jeon, no room is off limits when it comes to plants. At left, a syngonium.

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Instagram plant influencers

Brandon Jeon (@mrplantdad) prepares an Instagram post in his plant-filled  bedroom. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Hoya plants hang from a closet rod in Danae Horst’s dining room. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Another view of the plants in the dinning room.

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Instagram plant influencers

Potted plants include, from left: Xerosicyos danguyii, Anthurium ottonis, Peperomia argyreia, Selenicereus anthonyanus.

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Instagram plant influencers

Danae Horst at home in Pasadena. “I want to create content that will interest people locally or around the world,” she says of Instagram. “I want to utilize the plant world and give them ideas and insipre them so that they can keep their plants happy.”

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Instagram plant influencers

Follow the evolution of Christine Kelso’s kitchen shelves via #whphkitchenshelves on her Instagram. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Plants hang from a tree next to the fireplace in the living room of Christine Kelso’s home. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Christine Kelso at home with her plants. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Plants hang along with the pots in Darlene Zavala’s kitchen. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Detail of a rhizomatous begonia in the living room of Darlene Zavala’s home. 

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Instagram plant influencers

“I like decorating with plants and find them meditative,” says Darlene Zavala. “They give me a moment to pause." 

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Instagram plant influencers

Jennifer Tao tansformed part of her lawn with succulents.  

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Instagram plant influencers

Detail of Trifolium Red Green at Jennifer Tao’s home garden in Camarillo.

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Instagram plant influencers

Detail of an aeonium arboreum in Tao’s garden. 

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Instagram plant influencers

Jennifer Tao holds an echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg' at home in Camarillo. 

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Instagram plant influencers

From left: Monstera adansonii, philodendron lynamii, hoya obovata, a pair of begonias, echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg” and an echeveria. 

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