Juri Michaelsen studied Biology in Mainz, Germany at the Johannes Gutenberg Universit├Ąt.

Living since 2000 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, in 2008 he started to specialise in Cacti and Succulents.

With plants supply worldwide and participating in big projects like Ecorium in South Corea or Gardens by the Bay in Singapore he is also collaborating with prestigious landscape architects like Phillipe Niez or Camille Muller.