37 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 more 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.
The latest shops offer fresh takes on traditional nurseries, such as the restaurant Yuko’s Kitchen 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 preferred place to shop for houseplants? Email me at Lisa.Boone@LATimes.com and I will check them out.
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Avalon Nursery & Ceramics
Fig Earth Supply
Foliage Long Beach
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!
The Green Place
Jackalope Pottery & Plants
The Juicy Leaf
La Belle Plant Nursery
Latinx With Plants
Leaf and Spine
Mickey Hargitay Plants
Pippi + Lola
Dynelly opened a second location at the Long Beach Exchange in December, where she plans to offer vintage finds, and host workshops and horticulture classes. 3891 N. Lakewood Blvd., Suite 500
Pour Vida Art & Plant House
Prop House Plants
Their 300-square-foot store is small but mighty, with greenery inhabiting nearly every inch from floor to ceiling. Dozens of succulents hang from wooden shelves around the room, and colorful pots scavenged from estate and yard sales line the floor. Quirky details like an old CRT television, a vintage yellow telephone and an unassuming plant with a name tag reading “Frank” give the shop character.
Prop House specializes in beginner-friendly, low-maintenance plants like snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata), pothos and Zanzibar gem (a.k.a. ZZ plant). Brittany and Jose said their mission is to teach people how to care for their plants and show them that plant ownership is not as intimidating as it might seem.
Semilla Plant Shop
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