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As you'll see in our 2015 map of LA's best home goods stores, interiors and plant life go hand in hand. Places like the 10-year-old Potted in Atwater Village have paved the way for this trend, offering those who don't necessarily have the greenest of thumbs the ease of picking up fantastic flora to instantly liven up their homes. Echo Park's Hot Cactus is the latest stylish plant shop to feature such convenience.
Located in Driftwood's old space at 1505 1/2 Echo Park Avenue, the 350-square-foot store opened just a few months ago, specializing in rare and bizarre varieties of cacti that are all hand-picked by owner Carlos Morera from unique farms near the border of Mexico and California. Our friends at How You Glow add that there are over 150 cacti in all sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, and prices range from an easy $25 for a cute desk plant to about $800 for a serious show-stopper.
Hot Cactus is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm to 8pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.