For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of exotic plants at The Tropics in West Hollywood.
Specializing in rare and exotic plants, The Tropics delights fans of vegetation with a 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor jungle overrun with the tentacles of unusual plants snaking around pots and up tree trunks. Thousands of one-of-a-kind members of the kingdom Plantae, including interior plants, sprout within the 40-year-old garden, such as towering kentia palms ($50+) and spindly rhapis palms ($50+). Other leafy residents include ruffled staghorn ferns ($50+) and manicured bonsai ($40+) trimmed to resemble a weatherworn tree or the shape of a perfect explosion. The Tropics’ well-respected plantscapers cultivate shrubbery for various notable clients, from Disney and Universal Studios to the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Grammys. The Tropics does not carry citrus, roses or other flowers, vines, or ground-cover plants.