While most celebrities developed a fondness for collecting plants only this year while doing home quarantine, celebrity and businesswoman Aubrey Miles has been nurturing her green thumb for more than a decade now. In an exclusive interview with Summit Media earlier this month, Aubrey admitted just how much she is willing to shell out for a single plant and why she plants to get a bigger greenhouse at home. “Pagka talagang plant lover ka, you want a lot. Never-ending. I have a small greenhouse. Pagka hindi ako kumuha ng bigger one, mapupuno itong loob ng bahay ko and I need to be considerate with my family,” she shared.
The 42-year-old celebrity mom and partner to Troy Montero said the price range of her plants can go as high up as P100,000 to P300,000.
“The most expensive one is the variegated billietiae. It’s the colorful one. I have this rare one na hindi lahat ng countries meron. The spiritus sancti, it’s also one of the most talked-about plants in the plant community- in the world,” she shared.
Aubrey revealed that more than just being an addition to her over 100 species of plants in her collection, she also considers the purchase an investment with plans to multiply the plants after purchase.
“You know sometimes when they ask me parang I feel like they think I’m crazy or insane to pay that much. But the way I do it, when I get an expensive plant, I make sure that I’m going to propagate it. Propagation is when you cut them then grow and then I sell them to get my money back. So I sell them. Some I sell to get my money back,” she explained.
With more and more celebrities like Jasmine Curtis, Kathryn Bernardo, and Angelica Panganiban admitting that they are proud “plantitas,” Aubrey shared the passion for plants is more than just a hobby but a kind of personal devotion. “Yung responsibility of having plants it’s like having pets. Love them and then they will love you back even more. More than you give.”
I finally did it, The Jungle Spot just for the gram 😂 Here is around half of my plant collection, because it won’t fit in the photo. Planning a part 2, so goodluck to me Lol. Effort pala to. This photo is really worth the effort naman. Now the hard part. Returning them to their respected places😜 Comment below and share which one is your favorite. By the way shout out to @makramawallhanging for this awesome MACRAME DIVIDER. I requested this and she made it happen. Galing mo! #amilesplants #girlswithplants #urbanjungle #indoorplants
Aubrey Miles and longtime partner Troy Montero live in their urban jungle-themed home in Quezon City which they share with their three children.
Watch Aubrey’s tour of her home and indoor garden below: