Tiny Plant Interviews- Gray Winthrop
When I first met Gray (you may know her as Terracotta and Tea), she was exactly as I had envisioned her to be. She was friendly, outgoing, funny and obsessed with her plants. We had never met but it felt as if we already had thanks to the connection of social media. She has the most amazing plant collection, takes the best pictures, and has such a sweet heart.
Hope you enjoy this Tiny Plant Interview with her!
When did you become interested in plants?
I became interested in plants when I moved in with two of my best friends in college. They both had a lot of houseplants and as someone that had never owned a houseplant before, I was intrigued! I got a few plants and killed pretty much all of them due to low light and inexperience. I didn't really start my plant journey until I moved in with my fiancé about a year later and had 10 ft windows! I learned very quickly that with a little bit of love and a lot of light, plants would thrive in my care! Plants have also been a way for me to heal after losing my sister in 2019. It is definitely the most fulfilling hobby I've ever had!
How many plants do you have?
What is your favorite plant?
What advice do you have for a new plant parent?
What do people say when you tell them you’re into plants?
Do you have any memorable moments?
I'd say my most memorable moment was buying my first fiddle leaf fig. It was the first plant that was on my wishlist when I first started my plant journey. My friend went to Home Depot with me and helped me pick one out, bring it home and repot it! We had so much fun and she taught me so much about how to care for my new plant. I still have that fiddle leaf fig and it's taller than me now! It has never lost a leaf and has been one of the easiest plants to care for in my collection. I love it so much!
If you had to gift any plant, what would it be?
What are your favorite plant products?
Do you have any unique plant routines? (Morning plant person or night?)
I'm totally a night plant person! Once I get off work, I go straight to my plants to care for them. Before I go to bed, I do quick pest checks and make sure nobody needs to be watered. I usually take this time to give updates about my plants on my Instagram story too! It's my favorite part of the day!
What’s your favorite part of plant parenthood?