Entering the flower shop Agave in the heart of Matonge is like stepping into an African rainforest. Plants of various shades of green hang from the ceiling, and there is a gentle breeze.
Christophe Preaux will tell you all about the different plants while his wife Meggan Verschoore, whose background is in architecture, will help you to choose one that is perfect for your interior. To offset the drab greyness of the city, its residents are turning their houses into oases of green. Cacti and succulents in all shades and sizes have become enormously popular again. But the big hype right now is the air plants or tillandsias, which absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves. These are perfect plants for people who don't have green fingers.
You can buy potting soil by the kilo, which is great for nature lovers who live in small apartments. The plants also range from the tiny to the enormous. The crotched tapestries, vintage wooden tables, and wicker chairs draped with sheepskin give the whole place a characteristically bohemian atmosphere.
You will also find accessories and rarities like beetles in resin, as well as solid flower pots made of concrete, cute little metal watering cans, and sturdy spades. The specially designed paper plant pot bags are the perfect present for your next family visit.
If you're eager to give it a try yourself, you can sign up for one of the workshops and make your own wreath or terrarium, or knot your own Seventies macramé plant hanger. Agave Boutique offers the intense and overwhelming beauty of plants right in the middle of the city.
di/ma/Tu, wo/me/We, vr/ve/Fr & za/sa/Sa: 10.30 > 18.30
do/je/Th: 11.30 > 19.30