The Flora Culture is an interior plant design company in Houston. Our company was created out of a love for plant and floral design, and the desire to make them attainable for all people -- whether or not they were born with a green thumb.

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Jemine Oakes

Co-Founder/Director of Operations

Jemine has always been passionate about floral design. Growing up in Nigeria, she was surrounded by tropical plants and loved using the vivid colors from her home-grown garden to create bouquets.

  • Favorite Plant – Snake Plant (Sansevieria Cylindrica)

  • Favorite Flower – Italian Ranunculus

Matthew Oakes

Co-Founder/Design Director

Matthew grew up with an affinity for horticulture and began with a botanical garden on his parents’ property at age 12. He has since combined his professional background in design with his love for nature to create a place where both meet and thrive.

  • Favorite Plant – Philodendron 'el choco red'

  • Favorite Flower – Juliet David Austin Rose

Taylor Janney

Floral Design Associate/Social Media Director

Taylor has been obsessed with flowers since she learned that it was an actual job that grownups could have. Being a florist has been on her vision board since she was 6 years old. (It was that, or to be Pochahontas). Florist feels like the most viable option.

  • Favorite Plant – Southern Magnolia

  • Favorite Flower – Icelandic Poppy

Anna Oakes

Design Associate

Anna has worked in the wedding and special events industry for several years and has a love of floral design. She believes a room is incomplete until it is brimming with plants and fresh flowers to breathe life into the space. (No, really, the plants provide more oxygen!)

  • Favorite Plant – Echeveria Lola

  • Favorite Flower – Dahlia 'Cafe Au Lait'

Kenneth To


Kenneth started out with one sansevieria plant, and after learning to keep it alive (not hard), has gotten more adventurous in his plant collection. He is pretty savvy with a camera and works in tandem with his better half to photograph all their new plant family members.

  • Favorite Plant – Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine'

  • Favorite Flower – Lilium Terrango

Jen To

Associate/Social Media

Jennifer fell in love with plants after her husband brought his first one home and pulled her into their newfound horticulture life. Now she independently hunts her favorite plants at nurseries, and works with our social media team! She’s also the unofficial supervisor of Kenneth. 

  • Favorite Plant – Ficus lyrata 

  • Favorite Flower – Peony

Oliver Oakes

Director of Play

Oliver is our resident lizard-wrangler and garden assistant. ​

  • Favorite Plant – Red

  • Favorite Flower – Blue

Emory Oakes

Assistant Director of Play

Emory is a soil connoisseur (but we are trying our best to keep him from eating it).

  • Favorite Plant – Anything that doesn't poke me when I hit it

  • Favorite Flower – Anything Edible

(346) 293-9870

3100 Chimney Rock Rd A4, Houston, TX 77056

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