Millenial plantaholics
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Millennials and their house plants

Passionate plantsman Tommy Engstrom, 30, in his Culver City apartment.

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Chicago transplant Tommy Engstrom found himself gravitating to plants when he moved to Los Angeles. 

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Tommy Engstrom says his plants “soothe” him. He doesn’t talk to them, but he admits to owning a spritzer, left. 

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Actors Erin McDonnell and Brooke Trantor as their Youtube personas Canyon and Stacey. McDonnell and Trantor host the Youtube comedy series “Botanical Baes” in which Stacey and Canyon share tips and stories surrounding their lives as plant enthusiasts. 

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Actors Brooke Trantor and Erin McDonnell took their love of plants, and the current plant parent trend, and created the Youtube comedy series “Botanical Baes.”

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Actors Erin McDonnell and Brooke Trantor as their Youtube personas Canyon and Stacey of “Botanical Baes."  

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Millennials are drawn to plants because they “don’t know what the future will bring,” says Lee Tilghman, 28. “We are always moving. You can bring them into your home without worrying about what comes next.”

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Wellness blogger Lee Tilghman works in her Koreatown apartment. 

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Lee Tilghman, in her Koreatown apartment. 

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An instant photograph of Anthony Gulino, 33, in his Los Feliz apartment with his plants and cat  Lincoln. 

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Anthony Gulino, 33, in his Los Feliz apartment with his plants and cat Lincoln. 

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Various succulents inside Anthony Gulino’s apartment in Los Feliz.

 

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Designer Justina Blakeney of the Jungalow, pictured at home with a few of her 50 houseplants, thinks the interest in houseplants is a response to urban living. 

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Annette Gutierrez, left, co-owner of the garden store Potted, says the store goes through about 100 air plants a week and the majority are purchased by young people. 

 

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The Cactus Store in Echo Park sells desert-friendly plants.

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Folia Collective, a store devoted to indoor house plants, opened last year in Pasadena. 

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