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This Plant Store Will Inspire You To Become A Plant Parent

Because plants are special living things you need to grow and love

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Photography: Tierra Plants

Whether it’s an indoor plant in a corner or a vignette of succulents on a table, touches of green can lend a calming vibe to a space and turn a room into a sanctuary that can rival the best resort in town. This year, we’ve seen the rise in popularity of the Fiddle leaf fig, some air plants, and the Monstera deliciosa. A lot of homeowners have taken the plunge and started their gardening journey by planning their own gardens, too.

To satisfy the need for green wonders, many stores have taken Instagram by storm—with a few setting up shop in weekend markets and some offering the convenience of online plant shopping, too. If you’re looking for a new shop to check out, Tierra Plants goes beyond selling plants and planters for your space.


Around three years ago, partners Bern and Jolo started taking care of their own plants. Jolo’s family has been in the landscaping and horticulture industry for over 30 years, while Bern’s mom and brother are plant hobbyists—making these beautiful greens a significant part of their lives. “When we started taking care of our own plants, we thought this could be something we can share with others. We started growing the ones we really liked, in the process killing some, and slowly started building our nursery,” shares Bern. The duo successfully launched their website last June, and since then they have been advocating plant parenthood.


“We see houseplants as pets. We want to let people know that plants are not just pieces of furniture or decoration, but also something that you can grow and love. We want our customers’ plants to grow and thrive, and not get thrown away after some months just to be replaced with new ones,” shares Bern. Their nursery is what sets them apart from other shops. Bern says that it’s not as simple as growing and repotting the plants to be sold. “We take an extra step in ensuring that the plants we’re sending out will really thrive,” she adds.

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The main goal of Tierra Plants is to share the wonders and benefits of plant parenthood. While plants require our attention, too much of it may not be a good thing. “You just need to know the basics and see how your plant will react. We want to be able to create a community of plant lovers and provide them with guidance to allow their greenery to thrive,” says Bern.

Are you ready to begin your plant parenthood journey? Here are reasons why you need to check out Tierra Plants:


They don’t just sell plants, they offer styling and landscape design too.

Bern and Jolo can recommend the best plants you can add in specific areas and spots in your home to make sure these will thrive. Customers are also assured of plant care guidance. “We offer help to people who are panicking and are a little worried about their plants,” Bern explains.

Prices differ according to size and rarity of the plants.

Table top plants are available at P300, medium-sized plants are sold at P1, 000-P1, 500, and tall floor plants retail at P3, 000 to P5, 000.


Complete your indoor garden with planters that stand out.

Tierra Plants also sells planters that can further prettify your home. They have a set of wired planters available, made in partnership with a company based in Antipolo. “We only have limited stocks for these. We chose wires as the medium for our first planters because we fell in love with how they looked together. The sleekness of the wires bring out the softness of the greens and vice versa,” shares Bern.

Since creating planters can be quite a process, the next planter collection is still in the works. You can follow them on Instagram for updates.

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Can’t seem to finalize your mini garden? Tierra Plants can help you get started.

They design and build gardens—from condo balconies to huge lawns, hardscape (including walkways, patios, and water features) or softscape (plant life), and indoor or outdoor nooks. From conceptualization to execution, Tierra Plants will make sure that your green space will be a reflection of your personality and needs. “Horticulture is at the heart of work as it helps us build more sustainable gardens. It goes beyond the aesthetics of the gardens we create,” says Bern.

Visit their website or follow them online to look for plants you need. Some of the crowd favorites include the Fiddle leaf fig, the Monstera deliciosa, and the Licuala Palm. 


In photo: The Licuala grandis or Ruffled Fan Palm


The Monstera deliciosa has been gaining fans lately with its captivating leaves. According to Bern, given the right environment, this plant can be easy to care for.

Tierra Plants believes that anyone can have a green thumb. “You don’t have to focus on your plants 24/7, but you need to pay at least some attention to them,” they share. Breeze through your plant parenthood journey with these tips:


1. Greet them and talk to your plants.

2. Observe your watering habits, check the soil regularly, and see how the plant reacts to a particular area.

3. Pay attention to light and water. Plants survive under-watering more than overwatering. If your plants start drooping, it’s a sign that your green wonders need water. The damage done by overwatering (rotting roots) is hard to spot and it might be difficult to save your plants once you see the effects.

4. Lighting plays an important role in the amount of moisture being absorbed by the plant. Less light means slower use of water so water less and vice versa.

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5. Listen to what your plants are telling you.


To see their plants and to learn more about their services, visit www.tierraplants.com. You can also follow them on Instagram or send an e-mail to info[at]tierraplants.com. The store has a delivery service, but customers can also pick-up their plants. Visits to the nursery are available by schedule.

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