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 • 7 675

  • It's only Gabs
    It's only Gabs  4 minutes back

    This is my goal for my room. I have 9 ish so far

    • アニメーターSky
      アニメーターSky  1 hours back

      *She Stole To Much Oxygen* !!!

      • Joan P
        Joan P  2 hours back

        I really wanted to have plants inside of the house too.. this is so nice

        • hem hem
          hem hem  9 hours back

          living there would be magical

          • hem hem
            hem hem  9 hours back

            if the walls weren’t green it would be even more beautiful

            • Winston Waven
              Winston Waven  18 hours back

              at 2:35 look at her thumb

              • SimSimon87
                SimSimon87  19 hours back

                I wonder where she keeps all her stuff...

                • Hailey Prophet
                  Hailey Prophet  21 hours back

                  My dream house come true! But imagine the allergies symptoms!

                  • jiminie park
                    jiminie park  1 days back

                    Love that💓

                    • Teru Trying
                      Teru Trying  1 days back

                      I want a house like that😂 uwu

                      • James Yoo
                        James Yoo  2 days back

                        I get evicted if I did this in my apartment

                        • Cherelle Hargrove
                          Cherelle Hargrove  2 days back

                          That’s hella dope

                          • Dominatrix
                            Dominatrix  2 days back

                            AAAAHHH *inhales* the crisp oxygen in here thank you!

                            • Destrudo Alexandros
                              Destrudo Alexandros  2 days back

                              Look at that bushh

                              • Rebecca Benway
                                Rebecca Benway  2 days back

                                You must sleep REALLY well.

                                • wolf knight
                                  wolf knight  3 days back

                                  It is interesting how she keeps talking about the forest I bet she can't handle bugs

                                  • i'm tired
                                    i'm tired  2 days back

                                    she grew up in the country and houseplants are notorious for attracting bugs .... im sure she can handle herself

                                • Jane Doe
                                  Jane Doe  3 days back


                                  • Sis Jasmine
                                    Sis Jasmine  3 days back

                                    Poison Ivy would like to know your address.

                                    • Ashley S
                                      Ashley S  4 days back

                                      This is my dream house

                                      • Eulogy Jones
                                        Eulogy Jones  4 days back

                                        I think we found the real life version of Poison Ivy.

                                        • Actitube
                                          Actitube  4 days back

                                          I absolutely love her 😁😂

                                          • PasscodeAdvance
                                            PasscodeAdvance  4 days back

                                            This lady doing a goddesses work

                                            • Nada Souaf
                                              Nada Souaf  4 days back

                                              How do people do with plants at night don't they consume oxygen at night ???

                                              • TheWarsuron
                                                TheWarsuron  4 days back

                                                real life poison ivy

                                                • I'm kind
                                                  I'm kind  4 days back

                                                  I grow up in the" jungle" too. But the "jungle" was around my house. That's sick. I am the only one who believe it?

                                                  • AYUSH IN THE SUMMER
                                                    AYUSH IN THE SUMMER  4 days back

                                                    My dream house nice look

                                                    • J B
                                                      J B  4 days back

                                                      I'm in love 😀

                                                      • Drake Drones
                                                        Drake Drones  4 days back

                                                        Plants are super duper cute, especially the ones with big leaves!

                                                        • broGabiza
                                                          broGabiza  4 days back

                                                          Great job dear. This is awesome 👏😁

                                                          • HDlove00iLyPaNdAs
                                                            HDlove00iLyPaNdAs  5 days back

                                                            Who else wants to live like this? 🥰

                                                            • sdwhitesox
                                                              sdwhitesox  5 days back

                                                              Th real life Poison Ivy

                                                              • Emy Chen
                                                                Emy Chen  5 days back

                                                                Me: cant even keep a cactus alive

                                                                • SHAREEN AZIM's way
                                                                  SHAREEN AZIM's way  5 days back

                                                                  Please include me in your apartment.. I love plants

                                                                  • big boris
                                                                    big boris  5 days back

                                                                    She off her head

                                                                    • Bonita Bonita
                                                                      Bonita Bonita  5 days back

                                                                      OMG!!! I’m so in love 🥰 with your apartment. You are having the life I wanted.

                                                                      • Jafar
                                                                        Jafar  7 days back

                                                                        It's cool until Uncle Sam decided to bomb your apartment in the name of democracy

                                                                        Because those plants will decay and become oil eventually

                                                                        • STEPHE04769
                                                                          STEPHE04769  1 weeks back

                                                                          I absolutely love it! I've got a collection of my own going on, but not even an 1/8 as extreme as hers lol. All Though My ivy is starting to take over my kitchen walls. I kinda wished now I had put this one elsewhere because mainly the thing i worry about most is the dust. I'm not exactly certain on how to dust it? it's to delicate to do leaf by leaf with a cloth and to long and twisted around stuff to take down and use a gentle sprayer of water on them? Taking them to the bathtub and giving them a synthetic rain shower is an easy way to do this but not with the delicates. My husband and I have been wanting to do this to a few of our rooms mainly the ones with the large windows! But not all of them lol! But the cost of most plants hinders our collection efforts most of the time. I like to, what i call "RESCUE ME PLANTS" and purchase very sick and almost dead plants and get them at knock off prices and try to bring them back to life. I've absolutely enjoy the challenge puts a new spin on plant care! 9 outta 10 plants have survived my rescue efforts! Like the Ivy, for instance, in my kitchen I paid $0.75 USD and it is my best and fastest growing plant! But holy to get back to her story how in the HELL does she water all those plants in just 30 min a day???! That is impossible! I challenge her to prove it with video evidence tee hee!

                                                                          • Kenuru Hishiro
                                                                            Kenuru Hishiro  1 weeks back

                                                                            The bugs......

                                                                            • Oscar the golden toy dela Hoya

                                                                              Her plants need more sun 😑

                                                                              • hye
                                                                                hye  1 weeks back

                                                                                This is my dream life but instead of just regular plants I want herbs and edible plants 😋

                                                                                • tiffany campbell
                                                                                  tiffany campbell  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Man oh man would that suck if she had to move

                                                                                  • Puspa Rosa-Widegren
                                                                                    Puspa Rosa-Widegren  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Plants love music and I love music😀Hello there I love your indoor garden very much😍

                                                                                    • Love To Do Cool Stuff
                                                                                      Love To Do Cool Stuff  1 weeks back

                                                                                      So beautiful, it almost brings a tear to my eye

                                                                                      • NIGHT2PWN
                                                                                        NIGHT2PWN  2 weeks back

                                                                                        i'd plant my seed in that

                                                                                        • Meow Migs
                                                                                          Meow Migs  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Id love me a crazy plant lady honestly hahah

                                                                                          • Adrian Andrade
                                                                                            Adrian Andrade  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Since I was expecting to see a comment. But couldn’t find it. I shall be the first.
                                                                                            ‘I’m going to plant my SEED in her GARDEN’ lol 😂

                                                                                            • Amanda W.
                                                                                              Amanda W.  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I know animal lovers try to go vegan or vegetarian, but what do plant lovers eat?

                                                                                              • Zawditu Dacosta
                                                                                                Zawditu Dacosta  2 weeks back

                                                                                                So... I guess I found Poison Ivy's alter ego 😆😂