The Cactus Store LA

From the street, the Cactus Store in Echo Park, LA looks unassuming.

 

A clean, small space lit by a single pink lamp at night, there is something almost of the desert in its bareness. And rightfully so, because this 350-square-foot place has become a legend for its unique variety of cactus specimen. Owned by a community of friends, each cactus is carefully selected from farms along the Mexico-California border.

 

The store is currently managed by “cactus guru,” Johnny Morera, whose fascination with plants began over 30 years ago with Japanese bonsai and, eventually, cactus.

 

Written by Isel Garcia

 

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