It's all about the light: Huge amounts pour in through skylights, tumble over window ledges and bathe the home Jennifer Lee (an occasional Coast contributor) and Robyn Ingraham share. Split into two flats, the sunny house was perfect for the close friends when they decided to become neighbours about five months ago.
"Lucking out on a space with a nice southwest facing window was a catalyst for the explosion of greenery," Lee explains.
And explode it has, with the friends accumulating approximately 120 plants in their own indoor jungle, which they document on the Instagram account House Full of Plants (or @housefullofplants).
"Our boyfriends are in the same
know each other—they practice in our basement. We visited each other's last apartments—" Lee (left) says.
"And you had all your succulent propagations I was in admiration of," says Lee.
Through their time as housemates, their green thumbs have gotten even more verdant, gleaning tips from Instagram and each other.
When asked for their best tips, they shout, in chorus: "Drain holes!"
Both women are quick to add they still have a lot to learn about
"Our moms always had house plants and between the two of us, learning together, we began figuring it out," says Ingraham. "It's just fun."