Rochester’s rare plant market is booming | Culture

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  • Picture BY MAX SCHULTE
  • Sydney Luke is suprised by some of the information and facts published on the facet of a plant at Stem, a plant store on Alexander Street that specializes in scarce and unique plants.

Picture a hard-to-come across, intensely Instagrammable houseplant, and a little something like the monstera deliciosa albo variegata, with its legendary broad-break up leaves streaked with white, may possibly come to brain.

Samantha Mills has a single in a gold pot on the counter of her store. “Her identify is Betty,” Mills mentioned, a tribute to “The Golden Girls” star Betty White.

Mills is a co-proprietor of Stem, a new store at the corner of Alexander Street and Park Avenue specializing in plants like Betty: hard to come across and all the rage.

The market for horticulture, significantly significant-finish houseplants, that had been blossoming for yrs came into full bloom

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