What is Boys with Plants?


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.

The Boys with Plants website has also grown to help bring the Boys with Plants Community together. It features a Boy of the Week  and “Green Thumbs” with their plant tips, tours, tutorials and tales.

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.

Check out Ep. 62 – Boys with Plants, with Scott Cain


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.

Check out Episode 6: Indoor plants, apartment gardening and insta fame with Scott Cain


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

Listen to the podcast Ep. 33 Monstera 101 with TropicaLoco on Bloom & Grow Radio to hear Scott ‘come out’ as the secret curator of Boys with Plants.


Gardening Australia

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


Profile Image Credit

Our social media profile image is of Dustin Burks. You can read more about him from when he was Boy of the Week. Thanks for taking this image especially for us Dustin!