About Us

purerarities is an one-person business that sprung from an obsessions with plants.

I remember my mum bringing home plants, although she has never been a plant person, and most of her plants died from over-watering. The only plant she seems to be able to keep alive is her Ficus benjamina that is growing in some low light spot in the living room. Whenever she brought a plant home, I tried to 'steal' it from her and put it in my space. My room had a south-facing window which is not exactly perfect for most of the plants but somehow they grew. The first plant I had an obsession with was the Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata). I had a rather big one (that one died by the way when I moved out of my parents' house and my mum had to care for it). Because one was not enough I ordered like twenty (!) small ones. What I didn't know: plants can get pests. My teeny-tiny Ponytail Palms got infected with spider mites. Some day I just saw that they had some sticky stuff on it and I did what every loving plant parent does (not): I throw them away. Good bye, spider mites. Good bye, Ponytail Palms.

When I moved out of my parents' house my plant obsession escalated. My home soon became an urban jungle.

Now, I mainly collect aroids. The last few years I have learnt a  lot about plants and what they need. Propagating and growing plants is what I'm doing all day long.

I try to propagate as many plants as possible. Currently, around 50% of the plants in this shop are own propagations. I constantly try to increase the number of own propagations.

Thank you for your support!

                                                                x Tobi