Boys with Plants was started by Scott Cain, aka TropicaLoco, as an Instagram account that re-posts images of guys with plants in October 2016. It’s been featured in Vogue, The Times UK, Metro UK, Buzzfeed and more and has grown into a world-wide phenomenon!
Where did it start and where’s it going?
Proud plant nerd Scott Cain, aka TropicaLoco on instagram, started curating Boys with Plants on October 3rd, 2016 after he and his ‘plant friend’ James had exchanged a few DMs sharing pictures of hot guys with plants. Scott thought that it other people might enjoy the pics too but had no idea it would become a thing.
People seemed to like it and about nine months later he was approached by Modern Books to turn the idea into a coffee-table book which is now available world-wide! The 2021 wall calendar is also now available.
- Check out Media for all the places, online and off, Boys with Plants has been featured.
There is also a Boys with Plants shop with t-shirts, tanks, underwear, art prints, mugs and more. We have partnered with One Tree Planted and for every full-priced product we sell, we will plant one tree.
Who knows what’s next? We look forward to taking this idea as far as we can while staying true to the core idea of bringing you beautiful images of Boys with Plants!
Scott Cain in the Media
Plant Daddy Podcast
We sit down with Scott Cain, the creator and curator of Boys with Plants, to talk about Plant Daddy-hood in Australia and the evolution of his well-known IG feed – including a new ventures that may include some Plant Daddies you know! But before that, we vent about aphids, moving across town, and update you on some fragrant/smelly plants, and those canaries Matthew talked about a while ago.
Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds
Scott Cain’s balcony is best described as EPIC! It’s chockas with amazing plants and his passion for greenery has led him to making flora friends right around the world (more on that later). On this episode of Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds, Scott shares his top tips for indoor and apartment gardening, while explaining where his love of plants started. Scott is also the man behind two super popular plant Instagram pages, @tropicaloco & @boyswithplants.
Today Tonight WA
Scott gave some tips on keeping plants alive on Today Tonight broadcast on Australian television on June 11, 2019.
On the Ledge Podcast
Listen to Scott chat to Jane Perrone on the On the Ledge Podcast: Episode 83: Scott Cain of @BoysWithPlants and @Tropicaloco
Bloom and Grow Radio
Scott and his huge plant-filled balcony also featured on Gardening Australia which was first broadcast on Australian television on May 11, 2018.
TropicaLoco on Instagram
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