Plantkween Christopher Griffin

Plants are the secret to self-care and self-growth

written by: Thursd. | 27-05-2020


Whenever there’s a new post of plant enthusiast, collector and community builder Plantkween on Instagram, it instantly puts a smile on your face. Christopher’s enthusiasm, passion for plants, and contagious smile bursts onto the screen.




As a Plantfluencer, Christopher Griffin, who goes by the name Plantkween, sways secrets to self-care and self-growth through houseplants. Next to his plantventures Christopher manages  ÉduQue|e|r Trainings, an LGBTQ/Social Justice Education and Training company. With his Instagram he builds a community through plants and radiates joy and positivity. If you tune in to Christopher’s Instagram stories, you’ll see days filled with plant shop hopping as this is part of his self-care routine.


Good Morning America catching up with Christopher Griffin.


Brooklyn-based Christopher Griffin identifies as a black queer femme plant kween and is obsessed with the botanical scene, hunty. What’s not to love about Christopher’s account. Get inspired by his plant collection, tips and tricks and his self-care philosophy. According to Christopher, plants are the secret to self-care and self-growth and we couldn’t agree more! Follow Plantkween on his daily planty adventures.


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Yesterday, I got to hang with @puneetsab, one of the co-founders of @heyhorti, and spent the day visiting a couple fab plant nurseries in Long Island, and G👏🏾U👏🏾R👏🏾L, I got my whole entire life!!! Could have spent hours just wandering around, getting lost in all that luscious greenery! 🌵🌱🌿☘️🍃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throughout the day we shopped, we took in the viridescent vibes, we brainstormed, and we chatted endlessly about some exciting thangs we have planned for @heyhorti … and hunty, hope y’all are ready for some botanical fierceness! ✨💃🏽✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sooooo if ya wanna join in on the @heyhorti fun come visit the shop this weekend to get first dibs on some of the fab green gurls we picked up yesterday! AND be sure to use my code: “plantkween” to get 10% off any in-store purchases or 10% off a Horti subscription!!! 🤗💚🌿

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Guuuurrrl, I remember when I bought my first snake plant 🐍🌿 (aka Ms. Sansevieria Trifasciata). It was summertime and this kween was exploring Chinatown, because she was a Brooklyn-based plant parent newbie and eager to see what the botanical scene was like on the other side of the river! 🌿🤗🌵🍃🌱 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I was walking by a random bodega, I saw the stiff, upright, sword-like leaves and was intrigued for👏🏾tha👏🏾gawds! I ended up welcoming two of those green gurls into the plant fam that day! Fast forward 3 years later, those kweens are still thriving and have been joined by 17 more snake plant sistas of various varieties! 💃🏽🐍🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The snake plant is my favorite green gurls for so many reasons! Not only is this kween one of the most resilient + adaptable + easy to care for green gurls around, hunty, she also cleans the air better than most other indoor plants! This kween absorbs excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, emits oxygen, and filters other toxins released into the air from common household products, hunty! With 19 of these kweens in my apartment, she got that good air quality! 🌿🌿🌿🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dahling, there is no reason not to be obsessed with her! This low maintenance kween can tolerate low light (but can thrive in medium/bright ambient light), and can be watered about once a week during summer months and about once every three/four weeks during cooler months. It can also depend on the conditions of you home. Best rule of thumb is to let the soil dry out completely before watering again. She’s built to withstand droughts in her natural habitat, so I try to keep that I mind when caring for this kween! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Long story short, dahling, I am obsessed with this kween and this is the reason that Ms. Sansevieria Trifasciata was the baby plant I decided to gift to my 8 year old niece. It’s her first plant, and she’s starting out with an iconic green gurl 💚

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