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41 of the coolest plant shops you can find only in L.A.

From longtime family-run plant stores such as Mickey Hargitay Plants and Sunset Nursery to recent startups including Latinx With Plants and Tansy, plant stores capture the essence of L.A. — a surprising, welcoming, multicultural mix that imbues every neighborhood in the city with goodwill.

Plants have given us comfort after we sought refuge at home during the coronavirus pandemic, so it should come as no surprise that plant sales have skyrocketed and garden stores are more popular than ever.

The latest shops offer fresh takes on traditional nurseries, such as the Plant Chica — an auto shop turned plant store in West Adams — and Lost Books, the used book store in Montrose where you enter through a magical tunnel of live plants and can shop for fiddle-leaf figs alongside copies of “All Quiet on the Western Front” and the bestselling cookbook “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.”

Here is a look at a few of our favorites. Did we miss your favorite place to shop for houseplants? Email me at and I will check them out.

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All Time Plants

Long Beach Plant shop
When All Time Plants established itself as a plant pop-up inside the coffee and bottle house Commodity, it was a hit. So the two businesses joined forces permanently and blew out a wall to also include Amigo Modern, Eric Trine’s line of furniture and home accessories. The open storefront is now a hybrid coffee house-plant store-home store where visitors can shop for plants and home goods while enjoying a latte or a glass of wine or beer.
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Artemisia Nursery

El Sereno Plant shop
This tiny nursery in Northeast Los Angeles specializes in California native plants as well as edibles, herbs and houseplants. The nursery is a worker-owned small business founded by Nicole Calhoun and Carl Harders, with plans to become a worker-owned cooperative as it grows.

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Avalon Nursery & Ceramics

South Park Plant shop
South Los Angeles’ only enduring nursery feels more like a botanic garden than a thriving business on a busy corner. In addition to trees, shrubs and colorful ceramics, the nursery features a “green room,” where most of the houseplants reside.
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Artists Jackie Amezquita and Julio Toruno in their Boyle Heights nursery, EnCactusar.
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Boyle Heights Plant shop
The COVID-19 pandemic gave artists Jackie Amezquita and Julio Toruno the opportunity to turn their hobby into their own nursery, a small business at their Boyle Heights home. Toruno makes arrangements with cactuses, and they both make ceramic plant pots. Open Saturdays and Sundays only. DM them on Instagram to make an appointment:
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Fig Earth Supply

Highland Park Edibles
In addition to organic edible and medicinal plants, owner Conor Fitzpatrick stocks a wide variety of houseplants, including fiddle-leaf figs, philodendron and calathea. Fitzpatrick also presents regular classes — virtually and in person — spanning houseplant basics to cannabis cultivation.
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Downtown L.A. Plant shop
Flyplant was founded at the height of the pandemic, by Sheryl Calipusan Ung, Janessa Molina Maquindang and Melissa Limbago, Filipina American friends with a passion for helping plant parents. Their shop offers custom plant and pot pairings, plant-themed apparel and gardening tools. Recently, the trio added hands-on “Pot it Like its Hot” workshops, where guests can learn how to pot and care for their houseplants.
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Folia Collective

Eagle Rock Plant shop
Every plant at Folia Collective, from Peperomia ferreyrae to staghorn ferns, comes with a care card written by owner Danae Horst, author of “Houseplants for All: How to Fill Any Home With Happy Plants,” detailing its specific needs. Staff will ask you questions to help you pick the perfect plant and offer tips. Horst stocks houseplant accessories and gifts and, before the pandemic, hosted book signings and occasional cutting swaps.
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Foliage Long Beach

Long Beach Plant shop
Foliage Long Beach owners Nicoletta Meza and David Allen bring in plants twice a week and offer rare and uncommon plant drops once a month. They also offer their own line of candles, pottery and soil amendments.

Hi there! We are offering pre-sale items- including heart shaped bouquets, dry floral arrangements, potted plants, and fresh floral bouquets! :)

I have attached our newsletter which announced the opening of our pre-sale. We will have certain items available for purchase the weekend of Valentines days too! Just no heart shaped bouquets as they are presale only!
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Frida Pickles

East San Gabriel Plant shop
This San Gabriel plant shop and florist offers a variety of orchids, houseplants, succulents, and air plants. Owners Susan and Juan Sanchez have formed a for-profit LLC with a mission to hire and train adults with special needs.
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The Green Place

Fullerton Plant shop
Jennifer Aragon’s plant shop is thriving with heart-shaped caladiums, tropical marantas and soft-pink syngoniums. Her downtown Fullerton shop opened in August 2020, and everything in it has a story. Take the rusted Brachiosaurus sunbathing on the front table: Cactus Mart wasn’t selling it but Aragon managed to buy it anyhow. And the hand-painted walls by local muralist Carla Roque, who splashed white-outlined leaves on sleek black paint after seeing Aragon’s reference sketches. Between local artwork, partnerships with other city vendors and Aragon managing the front desk, the store is a love letter to Fullerton.
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Greenwood Shop

Studio City Plant shop
In addition to houseplants, Jaime Curtis stocks ceramics, candles, home decor and apothecary items in her Studio City shop. For the holidays, Curtis will have Petra de Luna blankets in stock, printed wood accessories (trays, games, mirrors) from Wolfum, a huge selection of candles, stained glass by Debbie Bean and planters galore. Curtis also offers design services to help you transform your space according to light, environment and maintenance needs.
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Houseplant Nation

Huntington Beach Plant shop
This family-run store in Huntington Beach started as a water shop that sold rare plants (variegated Monstera ‘Albo,’ anthuriums, Epipremnum ‘Albo,’ Syngonium ‘Albo’ and rex begonias). Owners Tammy and Joe Ha recently opened a second store in Garden Grove, 9757 Garden Grove Blvd., No. 9, which features a stunning aroid living wall. The couple also sell handmade, local macramé and pottery and host occasional workshops. “I feel like everybody has a job,” Tammy says. “And my job is to bring people relief to even out all of the negativity. I do this because I love it.”
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In Blume

Burbank Plant shop
Jimmy Hartman’s full-service florist offers fresh flowers, handmade bouquets and houseplants.
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Jackalope Pottery & Plants

North Hollywood Plant shop
This longtime North Hollywood garden center offers fountains, pottery and indoor and outdoor plants, including unusual varieties (aquatic plants, trees, unique succulents and drought-tolerant plants), sourced locally from responsible growers.
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The Juicy Leaf

Glassell Park Plant shop
Houseplants, succulents, cactuses, tillandsia, designer terrariums, planters and macramé hangers — you can find them all here. You can also create your own arrangement or attend one of owner Felix Navarro’s weekly live workshops hosted on Instagram (items are delivered to your door or you can pick them up at the store).
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La Belle Plant Nursery

Santa Monica Plant shop
This nursery features a wide variety of indoor plants, including cactuses, succulents and air plants; decorative containers in Italian terra cotta and Mexican red clay; as well as Chinese ceramics and glazed ceramic cylinders.
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Latinx With Plants

Boyle Heights Plant shop
Inspired by D’Real Graham’s Black With Plants, Latinx With Plants founder Andi Xoch started weekend pop-up events as a way to highlight people of color in the plant world. Her pop ups were so popular, she eventually opened the Latinx With Plants store on 2900 E. César Chávez Boulevard. This year, she opened a second location a few blocks away on 2208 E. Cesar Chavez Boulevard. Xoch says she believes a plant shop in her community can provide a sense of comfort during an unsettling time.
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Leaf and Spine

Highland Park Plant shop
This tiny store specializes in plants that are hard to find. “We wanted to form a specialty in plants that are really unique,” says owner Dustin Bulaon, who is a collector. Keep an eye out for rare plant sales, which Bulaon announces on the store’s Instagram.
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Lost Books

La Crescenta-Montrose Plant shop
Walk into Lost Books in Montrose, and you’ll be greeted by an amazingly verdant and jam-packed plant tunnel installed by Yuko Watanabe of Yuko’s Kitchen. (She pivoted to selling plants in her restaurant during the pandemic.) With custom bookshelves dotted with calathea, fiddle-leaf figs, pothos and dracaena and a ceiling covered with dried reindeer moss, the used bookstore has the feel of a miniature, magical literary jungle.
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Mickey Hargitay Plants

Hollywood Plant shop
Mickey Hargitay’s nursery has been a Hollywood fixture for more than 30 years and is the kind of place where staffers will carry your Monstera deliciosa out to your car for you while offering care tips. “We have done our best to keep some of the hard to get plants such as Monstera adansonii, Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, string of hearts, various varieties of hoya, Peperomia polybotrya, many varieties of calathea,” says Hargitay. Potting services are generally free, depending on the plant’s size.
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Pasadena Roots

Pasadena Plant shop
Wendy, Vilma and Cindy Alvarado sell a variety of houseplants and accessories out of their delightful mobile plant shop — a cargo trailer they lovingly refer to as “La Chula” (cutie). In addition to their monthly pop ups around Los Angeles, the family recently opened a Pasadena Roots location in Pasadena.
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Pippi + Lola

Long Beach Plant shop
Populated with wreaths, one-of-a-kind planters, horticulture books and, of course, plants, Pippi + Lola strives to highlight a diverse group of makers, including women and people of color. “There are all these talented women out here,” del Valle says. “Why not show their work?”
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The Plant Chica

West Adams Plant shop
Sandra Mejia and husband Bantalem Adis transformed an old auto body shop in Jefferson Park into an urban greenhouse and plant shop where all are welcome. Mejia started her business by selling plants in her neighborhood and through Etsy and now specializes in unusual plants. Mejia hosts monthly events that she says she would have enjoyed growing up in the neighborhood. In addition to poetry nights, the Plant Chica has hosted a Black-owned community market, a Hispanic Heritage Celebration, movie nights with Gorilla Rx Wellness, storytelling and water balloon parties for kids, plant clinics, and her famed “Adopt-a-Plant” events. “My husband and I are both so passionate about our business,” says Mejia. “We love what we do. Yes, I love plants, but I love that people can walk into the Plant Chica and feel like this is a community space. I feel like there are more and more plant shops who want to connect on deeper levels. We took something that was already here and turned it into something beautiful. We definitely want to inspire other businesses to give back to their neighborhoods.”
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Plant Material

Eagle Rock Plant shop
Terremoto landscape architect David Godshall, who co-founded Plant Material with business partner Matt Burrows, likens the nursery’s aesthetic and spirit to “a punk rock plant shop.” Find indoor and outdoor plants, natives and gardening accessories here. Also at 3024 La Paz Drive in Silver Lake. (323) 486-7072.

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Long Beach Plant shop
Kevin Alcaraz and Anthony Diaz’s spacious shop features tropical houseplants, stylish planters and hand-crafted goods.
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Atwater Village Plant shop
Open for more than a decade, this Atwater Village boutique sells indoor and outdoor plants, planters by local artists, extensive home decor, and fountains. The store also hosts regular DIY workshops on kokedama and mounting staghorn ferns, lectures on houseplant care and book signings.
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Pour Vida Art & Plant House

Venice Plant shop
Sadie Gilliam’s Venice boutique offers plants, plant-related gifts and locally made products including crystals, cards, jewelry, candles and fresh floral-and-sage smudge sticks. Check the online calendar for artisanal classes curated by Denise Ambrosi of These Hands Maker’s Collective as well as a mobile plant shop.
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Roger's Gardens

Newport Beach Plant shop
The popular gardening and outdoors supply store has made a name for itself for its themed garden displays and elaborate holiday pop-ups. The garden center features extensive indoor and outdoor plants, drought-tolerant native plants, planters, furniture, housewares, gifts and gourmet foods.
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Rolling Greens

Culver City Drought-tolerant plants
The garden and home design flagship in Culver City, which rests on two acres, offers indoor and outdoor plants, succulents, planters and home decor. Owners Greg Salmeri and Laurie Resnick travel the world to shop for home and garden goods. Customers can create their own arrangement at the store’s Arrangement Bar. Also at 7505 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 934-4500.
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SarahCotta Plants

Glendale Plant shop
Sarah and Tadah Bazik stock houseplants both familiar and exotic in their Glendale boutique, as well as planters and plant-related accessories. They also has a “take-one, share-one” community board where customers can share their plant cuttings with other plant lovers. Both Armenian, the Baziks found their fluency in the language especially handy in Glendale, which has one of the largest Armenian populations outside of Armenia itself. Sarah traces her plant passion to her grandmother’s garden in Armenia. Her grandmother would lead her through herbs and hoya plants, pointing out each type and how it grew. While her mother had a black thumb, her grandmother could grow anything.
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Semilla Plant Shop

Fullerton Plant shop
Siblings Cesar Duran, 32, Carla Duran, 34, and Juan Duran, 22 turned an old dance studio in downtown Fullerton into an eccentric plant shop filled with houseplants, succulents, family mementos and home goods. There’s a calathea lounge where visitors can hang out, and a pool table in back if you’re in the mood to recreate. The shop has become a community hub with events for kids, a “Pot & Sip” terrarium class combined with happy hour and “Plant ER,” where anxious plant parents can bring their plants in for a check-up.
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The Sill

West Hollywood Plant shop
The popular boutique and online seller carries houseplants, planters and gifts. Plants are displayed according to lighting, water and pet needs and start at $5. The store offers classes on houseplant basics and kokedama, a plant care bar and repotting service.
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Stuff Hollywood

Hollywood Plant shop
Belle Dankongkakul’s artistic flair shines at Stuff, where gifts and ceramics by Los Angeles artists are elegantly displayed among a wide selection of tropical plants and succulents. There are handmade weavings and funky velour macramé planters by Dapper House Menagerie, delicate ceramics by L.A.-based Thai ceramicist Echo Azure and Concrete Geometric, affordably priced vintage clothing, candles and plant accessories — potting soil, misters, plant food and tools. Her warmth and sense of humor are reflected in the products she chooses, including tiny planters dripping with sparkling disco balls, miniature grab-and-go succulents and a discounted “Sad Plants Sale.”
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Sunset Nursery

Silver Lake Plant shop
This longtime family-run nursery features houseplants, succulents, California natives, edible plants. and pots.
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Burbank Plant shop
In addition to plants, owners Shawna Christian and Colette Fowler offer bohemian home goods with flair: colorful fair trade garlands, plants, metal bells, mobiles, pom-poms and suncatchers. “It’s all about color and plants and fabrics,” says Christian. “I am trying to perfect the art of being insanely creative without being claustrophobic.”
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Cypress Park Plant shop
This tiny storefront in Cypress Park offers a variety of houseplants, succulents and some rarities like pitcher plants. Owner Cora Neil, a landscape designer, also stocks fun cards, jewelry and candles and is a knowledgeable resource when it comes to choosing the right plants for your home.
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The Tropics

Hollywood Plant shop
Since opening at the Hollywood swap meet in 1972, the Tropics has grown to a 20,000-square-foot showroom featuring thousands of tropical plants, trees, orchids and decorative accessories. Owner Ryan Hroziencik offers plants for both home and business staging, including real estate and film projects, and the showroom serves as a location itself. It’s a fun place to look at plants but can be frustrating too. There are no price tags, and admission is by appointment only.
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Vida Plant Shop

Long Beach Plant shop
Shop for plants and vinyl records at Sasha Pace’s sun-filled plant boutique which shares space with Record Box Truck & Shop. The shop feels like a cross between your favorite plant shop and neighborhood gift store with several different varieties of plants — Monstera, peperomia, aglaonema and fiddle-leaf figs — and small-batch, locally sourced goods. Check her Instagram for events and programming held in the store’s second floor loft.
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Studio City Plant shop
This full-service florist shop also offers houseplants, succulents, tillandsia, airiums, home decor such as pillows and candles, and gifts.There is also a location at the Original Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St. Stall No. 708. (323) 452-9339).
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Wyldbnch Plants

Downtown L.A. Plant shop
Pop Annemarie Chan’s plant shop is nestled in the Container Yard of the DTLA Arts District and offers plants, planters, accessories and gifts. The store is offering curbside pickup and private shopping appointments booked 24 hours in advance.
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Yuko Kitchen

Downtown L.A. Plant shop
During the height of the pandemic, Yuko Watanabe started selling plants at all three of her Japanese restaurants to make ends meet. Now, people come from all over L.A. to dine in her greenery-filled restaurants and shop for plants. There is a second location at 5484 Wilshire Blvd. in Mid-City.
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