They are Jesús and Pancho, our Nomads citizens now located in Barcelona. Two passionate plant collectors founders of Casa Protea, a plant collector studio where they share the enthusiasm for botany.
// Both of them inherited this passion from their grandmother who have been keen gardeners and collectors of a huge variety of species.-
// Their very beginning was in Santiago de Chile and moved to Barcelona - Barri de Gràcia- in August 2017, as a place, just like they used to call it >>> "place for plant lovers..." They work with a wide variety of species, tropical plants, cactus, succulents and air plants being most prominent in selecting each specimen they look at properties such as age, unique shape or rarity.
THEY USE THE WORD “CASA” BECAUSE RATHER THAN AS A SHOP IT HAS BEEN CONCEIVED AS A GATHERING PLACE FOR THE TRANSFER OF INFORMATION, THE EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE SHARING OF THEY INTERESTS WITH OTHERS NOMADS.
>>> Jesus Favorite plant is the Pachypodium Lamereri, he loves how they get "fat" along the pass of the years acquiring a bottle shape. Also Pancho has his own favorite plant called Kleinia Nerifolia, it reminds him mithology Medusa head.
Their very best place for them to get inspired is savaje nature. But as a desert fans they are they love the island of Lanzarote, a volcano paradise part of the Canarias islands. Also the Patagonic desert at Chile its a place where they enjoy being.
We ask them as citizens of the world which urban place would they recommend us to visit as plant lovers and they talk about the Barbican Conservatory at London and Orto Botánico at Rome.
--- Casa PROTEA works on various creative projects which are invariably rooted in passion and fascination with botany.
They offer services such as interior design with plants; advisory and plant care services, creation and maintenance of gardens or floral decoration.
--- EACH PROJECT IS AN EXTENSION OF THEIR DAILY ACTIVITY, OF WHAT THEY LIKE TO DO, AND A REFLECTION OF HOW THEY LIVE ENJOYING LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES.
// Please learn more about them and their lovely home called @casaprotea