Specialties: Plantitas is a Queer and POC owned small business plant shop. Carrying carefully Curated Collection of Indoor Houseplants, stylish Planters, and Hand Crafted Plant Hangers, Plantiitas boasts a wide selection of some of the most popular and hottest items. Great for your personal collection or as a gift idea, you are sure to find what you need at reasonable prices in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach, CA. Established in 2020. “Plantiitas started with a one-off post on Facebook. Alcaraz had a couple of houseplants that were thriving, so he repotted them and put them in a macramé hanger he made in quarantine. He posted an image of the plants early in the pandemic, and they sold immediately. Then he began posting and selling more plants, eventually saving up $1,000. Alcaraz took that money and bought a truckload of plants and pots that he planned to sell on two tables and a rack outside his and Diaz’s garage… …Both Diaz and Alcaraz’s jobs had dried up because of COVID, so they began focusing on their new venture full time. They grew it from a couple of tables outside to a garage filled with greenery and open for business every Saturday and Sunday. Swarms of masked people, newly obsessed with plants during the pandemic, were showing up — and demand only grew…” -Julissa James, The Los Angeles Times 06/01/2021
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