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PLANT PEOPLE

Whether you’re amassing an indoor jungle or shopping for your first houseplant, we are here to help. Our staff is passionate about helping you find plants that will enliven your space and bring you joy.

the team (some of them)

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Alex

Director of Special Projects and Customer Care

Which location do you work at most? I previously worked at Cambridge, but now tackle a lot from our studio in Norwood.

Which is your favorite of the plants you’ve got at home? I'm still high on my Dieffenbachia Camouflage and Sansevieria Sayuri, both of which I acquired in the last 4 months or so. I also really love my angel vine (Muehlenbeckia), because I have nursed that one back from the brink, and it's a very cheerful little plant.

What’s your plant story? Why/how did you get into plants? I've always been a big nature lover, but I didn't really think much about indoor plants. I acquired my first houseplant after college. It was a jade in a tiny terra cotta pot. Then it was a slow burn through my 20s until I had a accumulated pretty hefty collection, although I was never particularly knowledgeable—my houseplant knowledge has increased exponentially since I started working at Niche. Also I need to credit my aunt and my grandmother as being very plant-positive influences in my life. My aunt is a professional gardener and works at a nursery on the Cape, and my grandmother had tons of plants and always had lots of things propagating in water. I think it will be a lifelong hobby for me, as it has been for them.


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Emily

Store Director, Cambridge

How many plants do you have in your personal collection? I usually have anywhere between 50-60 including propagations, but I am often splitting a lot of my plants to share or trade!

Something you’ve learned about plants recently/favorite plant fact/something you wish everyone knew: I was admiring my orchid cactus this morning and saw after six months that it’s started to flower a little! I read up and found out that they can actually produce small edible berries that are very similar to gooseberries. They also do well in semi shade or full sun which is awesome so I can move the cactus around a lot since I love rotating my plants.

What’s your plant story? Why/how did you get into plants? I have always loved the outdoors and traveling, I always collect leaves, flowers, minerals, and crystals- basically anything coming from the earth. So as soon as I was out of my college dorm and into my own place I started my collection, I just started reading up on watering and lighting for each plant and it took off from there! I’ve always wanted to work with plants so I’m so happy to have joined the niche team (:


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Olivia

Shift Lead, Cambridge

What are you eyeing for your next addition? I'd love to get my hands on a variegated schefflera. I just love the shape of their leaves and I think scheffleras look really elegant when they get tall.

Something you’ve learned about plants recently/favorite plant fact/something you wish everyone knew: I recently learned that you can propagate sansevieria (snake plants) in water! You can even cut one leaf into multiple sections, and each section will grow roots given enough time.

What’s your plant story? Why/how did you get into plants? My mom and grandma have always been avid gardeners, so I grew up surrounded by plants. I wasn't really interested in keeping them myself until college, when I saw a desk in my studio space covered with plants and realized how they can make a room feel so much nicer. I started out with succulents, and even though they usually died due to lack of sun, I was really fascinated with the idea of propagation. Since then I've expanded my collection (first successful plant was a golden pothos) and now I have a solid propagation station going at home. I still think plants can warm up a space like nothing else.


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Savanna

Shift Lead, South End

How many plants do you have in your personal collection? 17-20, but I prefer larger plants so i have some pretty big guys

Which is your favorite of the plants you’ve got at home? My Philodendron bipinnatifidum/ selloum “hope” or my euphorbia ammak variegata- he’s well over a foot tall.

Are you an overwaterer or an underwaterer? I’ve never really been either or, but I’m a bit of a helicopter mom so maybe an overwaterer.


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Shannah

Plants + People Team, South End

Which is your favorite of the plants you’ve got at home? My favorite is my plumosa fern I got it when it was just a little 4 inch plant and now I have it potted it up a woolly pocket hanging on my wall. Its huge and going in all directions. I love how fuzzy it is. I’m generally really excited about all my plants at the moment though they seem to be overgrowing and taking over my room it's awesome. I have a lot of different types philodendron they take up most of my plant collection.

Are you an overwaterer or an underwaterer? Probably overwatering, I get really into misting all my plants and having the humidifier going all the time.

What’s your plant story? Why/how did you get into plants? My parents are both landscapers so I grew up learning about native trees, flowers, and foliage to New England. My dad is obsessed with trees and always quizzes me when we walk by interesting trees. My garden at home in Vermont is very overgrown and filled with interesting outdoor plants that my parents collected throughout the years. Once I moved to Boston I got a job at Niche and started to learn more and get more into indoor tropical plants. I really enjoy the aspect of getting my hands dirty and working with indoor and outdoor plants.


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Makayla

Plants + People Team, Cambridge

Which is your favorite of the plants you’ve got at home? My prized possession is Freddie my Sansaveria Sayuri. She’s this massive floppy snake plants that I can’t seem to find the right spot for but I love her so much. Actually, she’s the first plant I bought at Niche. When I came in for my interview I was struck by how beautiful the Sayuries were. I waited three weeks, just looking at the same plant, and then I caved and adopted Freddie.

What’s your plant story? Why/how did you get into plants? I got into plants about two years ago. I lived in Upstate New York, at the time, where during the winter you can’t see the sun on most days. It had an effect on my mental health. One of my friends got me an Inch Plant and I found it a little easier to get out of bed because almost everyday I saw her grow in length, a new leaf start to take form, I had to water her, or I wanted to research how best to take care of her and other plant friends. Since then I’ve been hooked on adopting and taking care of plant friends because they’ve helped me so much.


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