Mysteries of the Common Houseplant - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Mysteries of the Common Houseplant

$15 per device Online Experience
1 hour
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$15 per device
$15 per person
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What We’ll Do

In this monthly series, presented by Atlas Obscura and Bloomscape, we’ll dig into the mysterious world of house plants! Why’d we bring them inside? Where did ferns come from? What’s the deal with monsteras? Why are cactus?

From care and culture, to the surprising role plants have played in history, we’ll feature guest experts, artists, and hands-on plant interaction. Focusing in on a specific type of plant, we’ll sow the seeds of wonder, learning how to care for our green friends and shedding a little light on the rare and under-appreciated botanical wonders that surround us all. Appropriate for all levels of plant lover, from the “oh my god how do I kill everything?” type, to the “do you want these rare orchids I’m propagating?” kind, there’s plant-spiration for all. So grab a plant and join us as we reveal the mysteries of the common houseplant.

This month we'll be exploring the world of plant movement and looking closer at red prayer plants!

Everyone who attends this experience will receive a Bloomscape discount so you can add a plant to your own houseplant family!

This experience is presented in partnership with Bloomscape. Bloomscape aims to strengthen your relationship with plants. They make buying plants easy by delivering healthy, ready-to-go plants to your door and setting you up with the tips and tricks you need to help your plants thrive. They offer indoor, outdoor, and edible plants, and ship them throughout the US. Their founder, Justin Mast, comes from five generations of greenhouse growers and floral industry pioneers. Both sides of Justin's family immigrated from the Netherlands, which is often considered the greenhouse and flower capital of the world. You could say green thumbs run in the Bloomscape family. Plants make life better. Bloomscape makes plants easy. Welcome to a real plant family.


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What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.

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