Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

  • Published: 30 September 2016
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    A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Self confessed “crazy plant lady” Summer Rayne Oakes decided to turn her Brooklyn apartment into a forest after her roommate moved out six years ago. Since then she has expanded the collection in her 1,200 square foot apartment and now has more than 150 plant species including a full forest wall, pineapple plants and even a banana tree.

    Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan
    Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote
    Editor: Sonia Estal

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Comments • 7 310

  • ChicagoArkus
    ChicagoArkus  2 days back

    i love plants ,However my problem is that I do not have sunlight and I have no idea of what kind of lights to put in if anyone has some suggestions I would certainly be appreciative

    • Madd Scientist
      Madd Scientist  2 days back

      lucky you have the light for the plants

      • ZyptosKid
        ZyptosKid  5 days back

        I have 2 questions
        and pests

        • Youn Kim
          Youn Kim  1 weeks back

          Her kitchen only has pots. Love it.

          • xenowhore
            xenowhore  1 weeks back

            This is goals. I could just sit in there and cry from happiness, omg.

            • Anastasia Khakhunova
              Anastasia Khakhunova  2 weeks back

              Wow! How many flowers and greens;)! Super Cool!;)

              • ordinaryhuman
                ordinaryhuman  2 weeks back

                Yeaaaah, crazy plant lady!

                • Melissa Rivera
                  Melissa Rivera  2 weeks back

                  The air quality in that house must be amazing

                  • gayathri neelapu
                    gayathri neelapu  2 weeks back

                    Wooowww.... I love you

                    • RPC NATION
                      RPC NATION  2 weeks back

                      the house feels so aesthetic

                      • patylopez lopez
                        patylopez lopez  2 weeks back


                        • Suzanne Lindemann
                          Suzanne Lindemann  2 weeks back

                          No wonder she looks so healthy and pretty growing and eating her own herbs and even sweet potato! She look radient!

                          • Умида Кичикахунова

                            Я тож хочу, что бы мой дом был таким. Только у меня помещения темные. Зимой половина моих растений погибает 😢😢😢

                            • Ana Paula
                              Ana Paula  2 weeks back


                              • Business Solutions
                                Business Solutions  2 weeks back

                                Go girl.

                                • Angel Mendoza
                                  Angel Mendoza  2 weeks back

                                  *Crush: i really like a girl that loves plants*

                                  • Reno D
                                    Reno D  2 weeks back

                                    Did you ever try reggae? My house looks almost the same, except that you can smoke the plants on top of that ! Maybe lesser oxygen, I admit, but it also makes me happy somehow...

                                    • Reno D
                                      Reno D  2 weeks back

                                      @Raccoon Rebellion You obviously must be blind on top of beeing an uneducated moron. Essaie un peu en français pauvre débile.

                                    • Raccoon Rebellion
                                      Raccoon Rebellion  2 weeks back

                                      Oh what happened did you delete your comment aw poor baby ):

                                    • Raccoon Rebellion
                                      Raccoon Rebellion  2 weeks back

                                      Reno D quirky you smoke weed and grow it in your house cool no one asked

                                  • Reja Giza
                                    Reja Giza  3 weeks back

                                    I'm thinking that,how much time it takes to clean the mud water after watering all .
                                    Anyway it's amazing u

                                    • Mustafa Ali
                                      Mustafa Ali  3 weeks back

                                      رائع وجميل جدا

                                      • Anoo Fazeela
                                        Anoo Fazeela  3 weeks back

                                        That's wonderful ..u r blessed . but what about the bugs ?? I'm so scared of it

                                        • Pneu Michelin
                                          Pneu Michelin  3 weeks back

                                          So fresh,,a way to stay connected with the 5 elements in a city like new york congratulations

                                          • Wafa Ben Hadj Ali
                                            Wafa Ben Hadj Ali  3 weeks back

                                            I have anxiety just watching this !! imagine the number of insects and spiders that could hide somewhere in those plants!!!

                                            • Dee Stuart
                                              Dee Stuart  3 weeks back

                                              this is great

                                              • Charlotte Engelberg
                                                Charlotte Engelberg  3 weeks back

                                                I wonder what her water bill looks like

                                                • D O
                                                  D O  3 weeks back

                                                  Kind of like the weird cat lady, only she’s not crazy 😜.

                                                  • jvyeknom
                                                    jvyeknom  3 weeks back

                                                    Poison Ivy

                                                    • ПЁТРЪ РОМАНОВЪ

                                                      *ПЛИИИЗ! ТРАНСЛЭЙТ ТЮ РАШЭН ЛЭНДВИЧ!*

                                                      • Abigail Andino
                                                        Abigail Andino  3 weeks back

                                                        Lol. Its hard to walk into a pla t shop. Yes.

                                                        • Hardeep Adwal
                                                          Hardeep Adwal  3 weeks back

                                                          Mam show plants with their names

                                                          • Amara luna azul
                                                            Amara luna azul  3 weeks back

                                                            I like your home i want a house like yours

                                                            • Regina Lima
                                                              Regina Lima  3 weeks back

                                                              Que casa maravilhosa para se viver !

                                                              • Nipa Huq
                                                                Nipa Huq  3 weeks back

                                                                Only ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

                                                                • Mima C
                                                                  Mima C  3 weeks back

                                                                  your dad is so stupid..

                                                                  • ユリウス/コミュ力高い/


                                                                    • Keep Burning
                                                                      Keep Burning  3 weeks back

                                                                      You Miss, are my perfect 10

                                                                      • Lily Singa
                                                                        Lily Singa  3 weeks back

                                                                        I don't like this Creative idea I would love a garden with a proper place but not inside house is crazy stupidity 😡😡

                                                                        • jaya venki
                                                                          jaya venki  3 weeks back

                                                                          Madam amazing

                                                                          • Helga
                                                                            Helga  4 weeks back

                                                                            ”A borderline obsession”???

                                                                            • Nina Nina
                                                                              Nina Nina  4 weeks back

                                                                              And she is beautiful

                                                                              • Nurlaila Farida
                                                                                Nurlaila Farida  4 weeks back

                                                                                What will be happened with her plants after she got married and has hiperactive children

                                                                                • Jack Sadaka
                                                                                  Jack Sadaka  4 weeks back

                                                                                  You could have all the plants you want thats fine with me baby

                                                                                  • swati shah
                                                                                    swati shah  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Wow nice

                                                                                    • Guru Karthikeyan
                                                                                      Guru Karthikeyan  4 weeks back

                                                                                      So buityfull home

                                                                                      • The Fionna Diaries
                                                                                        The Fionna Diaries  4 weeks back

                                                                                        i actually love her

                                                                                        • بحر أمنياتي
                                                                                          بحر أمنياتي  4 weeks back

                                                                                          عزةةة شنفتهم منهم كم عربي هنا😂😂😂😂

                                                                                          • Willow Phoenix
                                                                                            Willow Phoenix  4 weeks back

                                                                                            I started my collection with jade plant

                                                                                            • Doll Chan
                                                                                              Doll Chan  4 weeks back

                                                                                              I love it ~

                                                                                              • Jelly Fingers
                                                                                                Jelly Fingers  4 weeks back

                                                                                                If only people did this outside, with our Earth LoL