How 35 & Thrive Started: 35 & Thrive started in college when we were tasked with creating a business centered around a passion of ours -I centered mine around plants. I created a co-working space that combined a coffee shop, office space, and botanical garden into one where you could rent spaces inside of a botanic garden to work while being surrounded by plants and the smell of coffee (this was all hypothetical). During this time, I was becoming increasingly depressed with the administrations actions on climate change (denying its entire existence) so, I decided I would start 35 & Thrive to do my part to try and help stop climate change. However, as a college student, I didn't have the money to start a botanic garden so I shifted to selling plants with the eventual goal of the original idea of 35 & Thrive.
About The Owner: I know, I know... I don't show myself often, I just get caught up in showcasing my plants! My personal instagram is @seths17. I'm a 22 year old user experience designer who has an extreme love for plants (especially the variegated and velvety ones).
My Favorite Plant Quote: I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. -David Hobson
My Favorite Plant: As a whole, variegated monsteras. Anything with sport variegation I adore.
My #1 Wishlist Plant: This is a VERY long list. But, if I had to choose just one it would be variegated Philodendron Ilsemanii. It's one of the most striking plants in my opinion.