Lost in Plantation: Mama Petula

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Mama Petula, plants, plant shop, Paris, Lost in Plantation, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

It’s time for a new ‘Lost in Plantation’ post. And what better way to get lost in plantation than a new plant shop – this time in Paris: Come and discover ‘Mama Petula’ with me! Truth be told, the plant shop is not new in the sense of its existence, but it is new here on the blog and it was new for me when I visited it recently for the very first time. I was instantly enchanted by the lush greens and colourful blooms in this small little plant shop in Paris’ 14th arrondissement.

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

If you are on the way to this plant concept store, you will realize that it is located in an extensive, old building complex which used to be a hospital. After the hospital had closed down, the various premises had been transformed into shops, bars, restaurants, ateliers. One of those shops, located in an old hospital laboratory, is ‘Mama Petula’, the plant concept store founded by Caroline, a landscape architect and plant stylist.

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

‘Mama Petula’ can be easily found within the ancient hospital complex. It is the shop that boasts with greens outdoors – many flowering blooms, herbs and decorative plants welcome the visitors and invite the plant loving eye to roam and discover.

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

The shop itself is like a comfy studio, like a little apartment that hosts many, many plants. Blooming cacti, playful Oxalis (oh and you can buy an Oxalis bulb from a sort of old gumball machine), wild Monsteras, hanging Tradescantias, delicate ferns – the shop is a green concoction of plant beauty.

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Occasionally the team at ‘Mama Petula’ prepares little floral arrangements, special plant assortments and other beautiful gift ideas for all kinds of occasions. These little floral arrangements were prepared and sold in the little apothecary bottles for the French Mothers’ Day.

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Whether you are into little floral arrangements or growing plants – leaving the shop empty-handed will be a tough challenge (I can happily confess that I failed big time).

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

But it’s not only a plant (or a few of them) that you will bring back from ‘Mama Petula’. You will feel utterly inspired, you will be encouraged and willing to add more greens into your home and style up a windowsill, a corner, a sideboard or the entire apartment right away. Why? Because ‘Mama Petula’ feels like a warm and welcoming home much more than a simple shop. It invites its guests to linger and to dream on – lush green dreams for urban jungle fans. And if you are still hesitating, make sure you visit this address!

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, Paris, Plants, Plant Shop, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Lost in Plantation

Mama Petula, 82 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 75014 Paris. Open on weekends. 

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Judith July 28, 2016 at 23:41

    Mama Petula is so wonderful! I love seeing how much it changed over the past weeks and months: plants come and go and it keeps looking so fresh and inspiring, with different varieties of plants and flowers all the time. Caroline is doing such an amazing job! 🌵🌱🌿

    • Reply Igor July 28, 2016 at 23:53

      Oh absolutely Judith! I loved it so much there and I stayed for quite a while – not only because of the thunderstorm during my visit hahahaha. I think we must go back there before the whole building gets torn down!

  • Reply Aris July 29, 2016 at 09:10

    Καλημέρα Igor!
    Such a beautiful place. Simple, raw & nostalgic!
    Do you know La Menagere? It’s a flower and coffee concept store in Florence.

    • Reply Igor July 29, 2016 at 09:58

      Kalimera Ari! Thanks for the tip – I don’t know the place as I haven’t been to Florence yet. I know, crazy right:-) But it is on my travel bucket list!

  • Reply Kreetta July 29, 2016 at 09:27

    Wow what a place! I love Paris and this is on my wishlist when I go there next time. Great photography too Igor! Thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply Igor July 29, 2016 at 09:57

      You are very welcome Kreetta! I think you would really really love this place. And Caroline is very nice too for a chat! Don’t miss it during your next Paris trip.

  • Reply Nicola July 29, 2016 at 12:12

    Beautiful pictures! Can I spy botanical bug wallpaper? Looks amazing! xxx

    http://nicolaranson.com

    • Reply Igor July 29, 2016 at 15:50

      Thank you Nicola!!! Glad you enjoyed the little virtual trip to Mama Petula:-)

  • Reply Mama Petula August 3, 2016 at 22:44

    thank you so much <3
    Caroline

    • Reply Igor August 4, 2016 at 10:13

      You are welcome Caroline!!

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