TPP's Carnivorous Plant Carnival - One Day Only - Tomorrow 8/10!

Carnivorous Plant Event Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.


ONE DAY ONLY! Tomorrow, Saturday August 10th from 11am -6pm The Plant Provocateur brings you the Carnivorous Plant Carnival! For one day only, I’ll be offering up some of the strangest plants you’ll ever meet. There will be Insect Eating… Venus Flytraps (Dionaea muscipula ‘King Henry’ one of the largest trap growers around), North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia, which some refer to as Cobra Lily, although it is not a true Cobra Lily), Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes), and Drosera (Sundew) for the offering.

Prices will vary as there will be rare, unusual, hard to find, one of a kind (hybrids) on hand. I’ve amassed a small collection for both the curious and the collector. I will be on hand to explain what you can expect from your plant and how to care for it. If you’re interested in growing something a bit alien and fantastical, drop on by and check them out. Plants are strictly first come first serve. Shop hours will be 11am-6pm. Hope to see you!

Outdoor Plant Safari Sale - This Weekend Sat. 6/1 and Sun. 6/2 at TPP!

Outdoor Garden Plant Sale  Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.

Clockwise from Top Left: Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Bell Flower Vine’, Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco, Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fishbone Cactus’ , and Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’

Clockwise from Top Left: Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Bell Flower Vine’, Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco, Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fishbone Cactus’ , and Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’

The time has come…The Plant Provocateur will be holding an Outdoor Plant Safari Sale at The Plant Provocateur shop this weekend Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. It’s time to purge The Plant Provocateur Botanical Garden’s grounds and greenhouse. Time to share some plant treasures with the world in order to make room for a new batch of horticultural hotness! This has become the annual event where, for a rare moment, I offer up some of my collection of outdoor living plants.

Clockwise from Top Left: Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine’, Brilliantaisia owariensis ‘Tropical Giant Salvia’, Cobaea scandens ‘Cup and Saucer Vine’, and Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’

Clockwise from Top Left: Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine’, Brilliantaisia owariensis ‘Tropical Giant Salvia’, Cobaea scandens ‘Cup and Saucer Vine’, and Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’

Curious, mysterious, chic, unique plants, some of which you may have never seen before, will be up for the offering. Flowering vines such as Chonemorpha fragrans ‘Frangipani Vine” from India with its big, pleated tropical leaves and dreamy scented flowers. Canarina canariensis ‘Canary Island Bell Flower Vine from the Canary Islands that produces startling orange lantern-like flowers, actively grows, blooms, dies down, then starts the whole cycle over again. Solanum wendlandii ‘Costa Rican Night Shade’, one of the largest in the Potato Vine family, produces large tropical blue parachute-like flowers and dense coverage on whatever it climbs on. Cobaea scandens ‘Mexican Cup and Saucer vine from Mexico, produces plump white flowers that age to deep purple and resemble a cup and saucer. Selenicereus anthonyanus ‘Fish Bone’ cactus with its quirky fish bone-like foliage that produces spectacular bicolor flowers.

Some other rarities include Lobelia tupa ‘Devil’s Tobacco from Chile with its tall spikes of deep red pipe-like flowers. Brilliantaisia ‘Tropical Giant Salvia from Africa that prefers a bright shady spot and will reward you with 4 to 6 foot tall spikes topped with blue and white flowers that remind me of swans swimming. Another cool plant from Africa in the offering is Berkheya purpurea ‘African Thistle’. Imagine if a thistle and a sunflower had a baby and it’s flowers were a smoky purple sunflower looking thing! Very unique and different!

Some of the plants offered have been grown from seed, cuttings, or collected from The Huntington Botanical Gardens and other California plant sales. There will also be unique succulents, bromeliads, heirloom tomato plants, and other treasures on hand. Plants come in 4”, 1 gallon, and 5 gallon sizes. Some plants are starters and others are specimens. So, if you’re up for adding a little something chic and unique to your outdoor garden come by and check it out. All plants are first come, first serve, no exceptions.

TPP Limited Edition Outdoor Plant Sale This Weekend!

The Plant Provocateur Limited Edition Outdoor Plant Sale, this weekend, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, Los Feliz, and DTLA.

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Now here's a little something to get excited about!  This weekend I'll be having a one off Limited Edition Outdoor Plant Sale of select plants from The Plant Provocateur Botanical Garden.  If you're looking for something that you don't normally find at your local plant nursery, you might want to check this out.  I've got some unique outdoor curiosities for you.  Selection is limited and it's first come, first served. 

Solanum wendlandii.  'Costa Rican Night Shade' or 'Giant Potato Vine'

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This is a semi-evergreen vine that can grow 15-20 feet in length and width.  Gives a great semi-tropical look to any garden.  It's a great vine for those seeking a semi-secure barrier along a wall.  This vine has stems covered with thorns, that it uses to secure itself to surfaces and climb.  It has lush, big leafed foliage, compared to other potato vines, and it produces up to 2 inch wide purple-blue flowers that slowly fade to lavender.  Solanum wendlandii likes full sun, regular water, and well-draining soil. It's a fairly fast grower.  I have them in 5gal containers. $15.

Next Up: Strobilanthes gossypinus 'Persian Shield'

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Now for real plant freaks out there...this is a real find.  Strobilanthes gossypinus is rarely available tropical shrub.  It's texture and color contrast are captivating.  First, the foliage feels like lusciously soft cottony velvet.  The foliage has a silver base color covered by gorgeously soft goldenish white hairs, giving it a regally luxurious vibe. Note: image was taken at sunset so it's super golden.  In most cases it's a soft white gold color.  Such a gorgeous plant.  I propagated these from a plant I got from superstar Landscape Designer, plant hunter, and talented potter Dustin Gimbel.  These shrubs can grow 3-4 feet tall and wide.  They like part sun/part shade conditions and regular water. 4" Plants. $10.

Next up: Aloe plicatilis 'Fan Aloe'


Such a cool aloe. The foliage is to die for with its fan-like geometry.  These drought-tolerant succulents make quite the statement in the garden.  Their form is everything!  They produce beautiful sherbet orange flower spikes and grow into a shrub consisting of many 'fans'.  A bit slow growing, but always super sculptural.  They like full sun and low water.  4" Plants $10. (Actually 1 gallon size - they're Big!)

And finally, a truly beautiful vine, Stephanotis floribunda. 'Madagascar Jasmine'

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I'm super excited to offer what I think is one of the most lovely vines in the world.  Stephanotis floribunda is a rope-like vine that produces beautiful white trumpet flowers with a most beautiful fragrance.  You may have seen the flowers used in a wedding bouquet or boutonniere.  They're also used in Hawaiian leis.  I first discovered this vine while vacationing on Kauai some years ago.  The fragrance got me!  I can only describe it as heavenly.  Now you too, can grow your own!  I've grown this vine for the last few years and collected seed from it.  From those seeds, I offer you your very own Madagascar Jasmine 'Baby' Vine in 4" pots.  These vines like part sun/ part shade and regular water. $5.




Pilea peperomioides ARE BACK!!!

Pilea peperomioides.  Chinese Money Plant.  Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, and Los Feliz.


It's Back!!! Pilea peperomioides is back at The Plant Provocateur and in stock.  Better yet, they're only $20 bucks each.  Yep, that's right, only $20 bucks for the HOTTEST plant of the moment.  This new crop I'm bring you are lush, plump, and poppin' full of foliage.  I've been hearing of people paying BIG DOLLARS for a single leaf cutting of this plant.  And even BIGGER DOLLARS for plants this size!  Well, guess what, the craze that started 2 years ago at The Plant Provocateur is back! And now everyone can have one. 


You've seen PIlea peperomioides also known as The Chinese Money Plant on Pinterest, in the pages of Vogue, and on many most wanted plant lists.  Super easy and super stylish to grow.  Every plant lover should have one in their collection!  Plants for the people!!! Plants are available in store only. 


Introducing New Stylish Decor For Habitat + Home!

The Plant Provocateur supplying Silver Lake, Echo Park, and the areas of Atwater Village, Los Feliz, and Los Angeles.

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Welcome to a world where the outside comes in.  A style created from the botanical inspiration of The Plant Provocateur.  Immerse yourself in a botanical tapestry of form, texture, and colour.  Let it take you.

The Plant Provocateur is proud to introduce a line of stylish decor for the home.  Introducing The Anini Collection.  Inspired by travel, The Anini Collection is a line of throw pillows designed by The Plant Provocateur.  Each pillow features a distinct design reflective of the lush tropical climes of distant destinations. 




Laua'e Fern


Anini Sun Sea

Each pillow is cut, sewn, and crafted in California. Pillows are 18 X 18 inches.  Cases are machine washable.  Poly insert included is hand wash only. Each pillow has a concealed zipper. Pillows are currently available In-Store Only.  $36.  Soon to be available in the New TPP Online Shop.  Coming Soon!

The Plant Provocateur Silver Lake Holiday 2015

Super excited because it's The Plant Provocateur shop's first official holiday season!  The holiday gift stock is arriving daily and you'll be seeing some cool items featured over the next few weeks as well as a few holiday events.  The Plant Provocateur Holiday is about gifts for anyone that loves to have beauty in their lives.  Beauty you can see, smell, taste, feel, and even in some cases hear...if you really listen.  Beauty that makes you feel good.  Beauty that comforts you.  Beauty that helps you relax.  So think of this as my invitation to my month long Holiday Party at The Plant Provocateur.  So stop by.  Hang out with the plants and recharge with The Plant Provocateur Holiday vibe.

Pre-Holiday Gourmet Pop-Up at The Plant Provocateur Next Weekend 11/14-15!

Fresh on the heels of this week's The Plant Provocateur shop launch party comes the first in a series of holiday events, The Pre-Holiday Gourmet Pop-Up!  This event is for the serious connoisseur of good food! Featuring Kinfolk magazine's favorite Pink Slip Jam, maker of Jams, Chutneys, and Marmalades with flavor profiles that will make your heart sing and soothe your soul.

Also featuring, rising star of the L.A. dessert scene, Confectionally Yours maker of some seriously delectable gourmet chocolate & confections.  Confectionally Yours crafts some of the best all natural, organic desserts you will ever taste. 

Both chefs will be on the patio at The Plant Provocateur in Silver Lake, Saturday 11/14 and Sunday 11/15 from 12 to 5.  Their gourmet goods will be for sale and need to be on your table for the holidays!

The Plant Provocateur is located in Silver Lake at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  Pop-Up event takes place on the patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee 3320 W. Sunset Blvd., and next door to Night + Market Song Thai Restaurant.  Cross street is Micheltorena.

The Plant Provocateur Opening Launch Party! November 12th!!!

Well, the time has come to finally christen The Plant Provocateur shop!  I'll be throwing a little 'ol opening launch party on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  So many people ask or say when they discover The Plant Provocateur shop..."What is this beautiful place?!" "How long have you been open?" "I didn't know this was here." "This place is a sanctuary."  "It's like being inside a living, breathing plant!"  Well it's time to truly introduce you to The Plant Provocateur experience.  It's a new era of plant shop from the new face of horticulture and I'm excited to share it with you!  

What you can expect...plants(and flowers), people(me and you), culinary delights crafted by Chowgirls Killer Catering,  diabolically decadent dessert deliciousness from L.A.'s hot Confectionally Yours, and the sound stylings of the one... the only...the original recipe DJ BStarr

This event kicks off a holiday season of events at The Plant Provocateur shop in Silver Lake.  Stay tuned for details.  In the meantime, if you dig the plant scene as much as I do come on by and check out something NEW! Thursday, November 12th from 6 - 9pm. 3318 W. Sunset Blvd. (around back of 3320 W. Sunset Blvd./Muddy Paw Coffee on the patio), Los Angeles, CA 90026.

TPP On Racked L.A.'s Top Stylish Gardens and Nurseries List!

Big News!  I just found out that The Plant Provocateur was listed last month as one of Racked L.A.'s Top Gardens and Nurseries For Stylish Plant Life!  This came as a pleasant surprise.  I had no idea.  Well, I have to say a huge 'Thanks!' to @rackedla for including me on a list of such heavy hitters.  I'm truly flattered and honored!  It's also very encouraging!  It tells me that the word is getting out there about the shop, which is exciting, and that I am fulfilling my mission to inspire with plants. 

The Plant Provocateur Private Collection Plant Sale Event!!! June 13-14

|Heirloom Tomatoes + Tigridia pavonia|

|Heirloom Tomatoes + Tigridia pavonia|

It's time to kick off the summer season with some super cool offerings from the The Plant Provocateur shop.  The Plant Provocateur is bringing you the best of his private collection of hard to find, rare, heirloom, and unusual plants.  Some are drought tolerant; some are for the collector of all things cool and groovy in the plant world.  Are you a plant-a-holic?  When you see cool plants do you get weak in the knees?

Well, The Plant Provocateur has got a few things for your plant fix!  Heirloom and old fashion tomatoes are on the menu.  Got a lot of great varieties to choose from.  Funky bulbs like the brilliant Tigridia pavonia and deep black forest Calla lily will be in the mix.

|Aechmea sp. + Cereus forbesii|

|Aechmea sp. + Cereus forbesii|

What about some easy care, low-water tropicals?  Or Stunning drought tolerant plants that you don't see everywhere.  All kinds of plants will be offered!  The Plant Provocateur has got 'em!  Isn't it time to up the style of your plant profile with some horticultural hotness?!

|Stictocardia beraviensis + Sarracenia leucophylla|

|Stictocardia beraviensis + Sarracenia leucophylla|

The plants offered have either been privately grown or collected from The Plant Provocateur Botanical Garden or beyond!  Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th plants will be featured both on the shop patio shared with Muddy Paw Coffee and in The Plant Provocateur shop.  So, mark your calendars and get ready for the ultimate Plant Provocateur plantasy! 3318 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.  This plant event can be found on the patio behind Muddy Paw Coffee at 3320 W. Sunset Blvd..  Shop hours: Sat 6/13 11am-6pm and Sun 6/14 12noon-5pm.  For additional info call the shop at 323-774-4836 during store hours. 

This Weekend 4/25-26 TPP Cut Flower Bunches $15!

Ok.  Time to get your cut flowers on.  First of all #findtpp come find The Plant Provocateur at 3318 W. Sunset Blvd. LA CA (Silver Lake) 90026.  Cross street is Micheltorena.  Next to the super amazing Night + Market Song Thai restaurant and behind #muddypawcoffee on the back patio.  Come and discover the newest secret in Silver Lake.  I'll be putting together cut flower bouq's and you can get 'em for $15!  I've got lots of cut flowers in stock and they need your love.  So bring it!  Shop hours Sat. 11-6 and Sun. 12-5.  Get 'em while you can!  They'll brighten these cloudy days.  Oh and if cut flowers aren't your thing The Plant Provocateur has got some pretty cool indoor plants too!  Plants for the People!