The Flora Culture is a family run interior plant and design business in Houston, Texas. Our company was created out of a love for plants, 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 | The Flora Culture

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


Anna Oakes

Store Manager

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 – Philodendron Erubescens 'Pink Princess'

  • Favorite Flower – Dahlia 'Cafe Au Lait'


Jennifer Truong

Team Lead

Jennifer didn’t own any plants until she moved into her first apartment a few years ago. Ever since then, her collection has grown and she loves being able to share the knowledge she’s learned through her own trial and error.

  • Favorite Plant – Asplenium Nidus 'Birdsnest Fern'

  • Favorite Flower – King Protea


Kevin has been in the retail and hospitality industry for several years and is passionate about making connections. What started out as a hobby with plants has turned into an obsession that he’s been able to share with his family and friends.

  • Favorite Plant – Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana albo-variegata

  • Favorite Flower – Arabian Night Dahlia

Kevin Lara

Store Associate


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

Oliver Oakes

Director of Play

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

  • Favorite Plant – Red

  • Favorite Flower – Blue