Plantfluencer Kyler Hurley

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Los Angeles based plant dad and Sill ambassador Kyler Hurley.

Plantfluencer Kyler Hurley

Words by The Sill

Interviews Next Article
In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Los Angeles based plant dad and Sill ambassador Kyler Hurley.
Kyler, how did you get into plants?

I’ve always been fascinated by plants but my real obsession began after I moved to Los Angeles. Everyone I knew had plants in their apartment and I quickly realized that I wanted to fill my home with plants too. It was a slow start at first. Buying one plant every month or so figuring out how to take proper care of it. Then I’d move on to another plant. Now my apartment is filled with 80+ plants and is still growing! My friends soon started coming to me for advice and urged me to start an instagram account to share photos and experiences with them. That’s when I discovered how amazing the online plant community is. Everyone is there– teaching and learning from each other, identifying plants, diagnosing problems, giving advice, sharing plants, even supporting local businesses. It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

Tell us more about Kyler:

I grew up surrounded by plants in North Florida. I spent most of my childhood in the ocean and traveling to different countries to surf with my friends. A lot of time was spent in tropical places which is where my love for tropical foliage started. I bought a small cactus when I moved to LA 5 years ago and that started what would become a house-plant obsession (I still have that cactus!).

Tell us about your Instagram feed:

On Instagram I go by @Plntdude. I started my account merely to have a place where I could share pictures of my plants/propagations and have my friends ask me questions about theirs. It turns out a lot more people have questions about their plants too. It’s been so much fun being a part of the plant community and helping others with their plant problems. I’m no expert but I’ve learned a lot through experiences of my own.

What's your favorite plant?

Sansevieria, doesn’t need much attention but will thrive virtually anywhere.

Any plant care tips you can share?

(1) Underwater don’t overwater.
(2) Plants are smart, the less you do the better.

Tell us about your weekly care routine:

I start by checking my plants for new growth or signs of stress. I try not to panic if I find a yellow leaf. It’s best not to change the plants environment too radically so that they can adapt over time. That being said I move my plants around my home quite a bit to find out where their optimal growing environment is. Next I check the soil to see if they need more water or not. Most plants can go a couple weeks without water if kept in the right conditions. Since I travel for work I try not to water until the day before I leave for a trip (Those couple extra days won’t hurt anyone!). Finally, once a week I give some of my plants a gentle wipe down with a water & neem oil solution. This helps remove dust and potential pests (Also makes them shine!).

P.S. Follow Kyler's plant parenthood journey on his Instagram.

Welcome to our community!

Shopping with The Sill means you’re supported every step of your plant parenthood journey. Learn more about our Reward Program.

Learn More

All Things Matcha with Dr. Weil and Matcha Kari

Dr. Andrew Weil, the founder of Matcha Kari, chats with us about the must-knows about matcha and the importance of plants in his everyday life. Ma...

7 Women-Owned Businesses to Support This Season

If you’re getting started on holiday shopping, consider supporting these female-founded businesses and securing the perfect gift for anyone on you...

How Detroit-Based Flower Press Elevates + Grows Artists

Meet a few of the artists behind Flower Press, a Detroit-based equitable publishing practice that features artists to elevate important issues. ...

Plantfluencer Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, who you might know as The Houseplant Guru. Lisa, how did you get in...

caribBEING Founder Shelley Vidia Worrell on Elevating the Caribbean Community

Shelley Vidia Worrell, Founder & CEO of caribBEING, shares more about the journey of founding her business and the importance of wellness in Ca...

Black-Owned Businesses to Support and Follow

As we look to work towards sustained anti-racism efforts, we want to amplify and elevate Black-owned businesses, especially those within the plant ...

Plant Parenthood: Jerrilyn and Jonathan

In this edition of Plant Parenthood, we hear from LA-based plant couple Jerrilyn and Jonathan, known on Instagram as @TheRealPlantLadyP and @Plant...

The Sill Team Reflects on Mother's Day: Love, Loss and Everything In Between

Mother's Day can be different for everyone, whether you celebrate your mother, don't celebrate the holiday at all or have created a new meaning fo...