Sara Combs of The Joshua Tree House

Sara Combs doing yoga in the desert

Thanks to this lady, all your weekend desert vibes can come true! After a short drive, you can pretend you are a free spirit and let go of the work week amongst tall cactus and golden sunsets. Sara Combs of The Joshua Tree House turns her everyday life into an escape for SoCal city dwellers. She embraces the natural environment by surrounding her home inside and out with cactus and succulents placed in warm terracotta pots. She has found the perfect balance of desert boho and plant lady! 

What are your favorite kinds of plants?
Desert plants! I particularly love purple prickly pears, desert senna, and Joshua trees.

What is your spirit plant?
Euphorbia Trigona

Desert bungalow The Joshua Tree House

Tell us about when you first fell in love with plants?
I feel most centered when I'm in natural environments, and absolutely love taking hikes and trying to figure out what all of the plants around me are. I've always felt this way!

Tell us about your favorite ways to decorate with plants?
I honestly believe that a space is never complete without plants (real ones). Lately, I've been excited about the scents they can add to a space. For example, a branch of creosote in the bathroom turns a shower into the desert rain, and some eucalyptus in my bedroom adds a beautiful natural scent.

Purple prickly pear at the joshua tree house

Why do you feel houseplants are necessary for your home?
A home is a place to live, and plants are what add life to a home. Bringing the outdoors in adds so much peace to a home.

What are your must-have accessories for the perfect plant corner?
A variety of collected terra cotta pots, and a handful of rocks to cover over the soil.

Kitchen sunlight at the Joshua tree house

Have you noticed any trends in houseplants?
I see a lot of cacti out there, and definitely, approve!

What's the next plant you want to get?
There's a cactus called a facheiro azul. It's insanely gorgeous and I would love to add one to our garden!

desert home with cathedral cactus

Who are some of your favorite plant ladies?
Poppy Lane of @popandscott, and @maraserene

Sara Combs in jeep at the Joshua tree house

Do you have any tips for aspiring plant lady?
There's no such thing as having a green thumb, or not having one. It's a matter of staying present and aware of your plants and their needs. We're all capable of being plant ladies. :)

Learn more about Sara below!
The Joshua Tree House


Check out last week's Plant Lady: Ilana Foglia of The Small and Savage Wild 

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