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It’s All in the Family! Discover the Joys of Being a Plant Parent

 

If you’re searching for the perfect pet to share your life at The Pearl, and you’re not quite ready for a dog or cat, consider becoming a plant parent! House plants are ideal for urban living––they bring nature into your home and studies indicate that plants can help reduce stress, purify the air, reduce noise, improve wellness, and even increase your creativity. Plants also add drama and energy to your home decor. A stately potted succulent makes the perfect accent piece, or choose a sculptural hanging fern to brighten up a cozy corner.

If you already have a furry friend, make sure that your new plant family members are non-toxic to nibbling pooches and felines. Check out this list of pet-friendly flowers and plants from Teleflora.

 

Now that you’re ready for plant-parenthood, here are some inspiring places to get you started:

 

The Plant Provocateur

3318 Sunset Blvd.

(Located on the back patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 Sunset Blvd.)

Los Angeles, CA 90026

 

Owner Hank Jenkins admits that he’s obsessed with plants and how they influence beauty, design, and lifestyle. Originally from the backwoods of Michigan, the garden designer, author, and former glam rock band front, has a mission to “Inspire with Plants” and encourages folks to aspire to their beauty. Specializing in unique and sometimes hard-to-find house plants, The Plant Provocateur also sells planting supplies and a curated selection of vases, jars, pots, and other interesting display vessels.

 

Sunset Nursery

4368 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

 

Located in the heart of Silverlake on the corner of Sunset Blvd & Fountain Ave., Sunset Nursery has been family owned and operated since 1959. The nusery carries a wide selection of house plants, from small to large, to freshen your interior. Add pizzaz to your balcony with an array of colorful cacti and succulents, California native and drought tolerant plants. They also offer flower pots imported from all over the world and an extensive line of organic fertilizers and eco-friendly plant products to keep your plants happy, healthy, and all-natural.

 

Mickey Hargitay Plants

1255 N Sycamore Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

Plant yourself in one of Los Angeles’ premiere nurseries, whose clients include Sony Design Center, Whole Foods Market, Calvin Klein Studio, Tommy Hilfiger, and an astonishing list of celebrities. The 1,500-square-foot greenhouse is home to a wide selection of indoor and outdoor tropical plants of all sizes. They also stock decorative containers in Italian Terra Cotta, Malaysian and Chinese Ceramics, Mexican Red Clay and Rattan baskets. More than a store, Mickey Hargitay Plants can help with your interior and exterior landscape and design needs. They also offer a guaranteed indoor plant maintenance service, with a weekly visit by one of their expertly-trained technicians.