Located in the heart of the Tenderloin. Plant Therapy offers a wide variety of rare and exotic plants. By carrying small bags of soil and plant accessories,our shop caters to the apartment living plant parent. We host varies workshops including, terrarium making, Plant 101, wall mounts, kokedame and more. We will be opening our 2nd location this summer in Castro/Upper Market, where we are eager to share our love for plants with our new neighbors. We are committed to helping you keep your plants alive. We gift plant care cards with every plant purchase and encourage you to reach out to us via email or via Instagram for quicker assistants. We hope to see you soon!
Plants are cheaper than therapy
Chai Saechao, Founder & CEO
Chai founded “Plant Therapy” in 2018. He had been with Starbucks for over 10 years, and ended her coffee journey managing the Starbucks in the Castro location. His love for plants started at a early age, his parents both garden and a lot of their family meals were with crops that they harvested. In 2010, Chai moved to San Francisco from Redding,CA, to pursue small town boy dreams. Wanting something that felt like home, he sought out indoor plants as a substitute for the nature he left behind in Redding. Fast forward to 2018, Chai had over 250 indoor plants in his studio apartment he shared with his partner and pets.
Spring of 2018, Chai quit his job of 10 years to open “Plant Therapy”. His vision for the shop was to create a beautiful oasis in a neighborhood that no one would expect. His goal was to change the mind of peoples perception of the Tenderloin. That goal soon changed the minds of a lot of individuals, as a lot of people are visiting Plant Therapy from all over the city and United States.
Chais’ motto is that he is not in the plant business, but in the people business. He hopes to keep sharing his love with plants with who ever is willing to listen. He continues to learn more about plants, and with the knowledge he gains, he is eager to share! He has thanked his community by donating to AIDS lifecycle, Tenderlion Senior Center, Creativity Explored and many more.
Anthony Stapor, Logistics Manager,Co-Founder
Tony co founded, “Plant Therapy”. He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2010 having nothing more than a couple of suitcases and a job, he moved to San Francisco. Tony has been in the service industry for over 15 years at various jobs and his passion for creating meaningful connections continues to grow. The invaluable skills he has learned over that time has helped him share his passion for helping others. He enjoys cooking, comedy, and F1. Three weeks before opening Plant Therapy his mother passed away from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease which spawned his advocacy for Alzheimer research & education.
Tony is our logistics manager. He ensures that all your deliveries are seamless and that your questions are answered. His favorite plant is the Alocasia ‘Regal Sheild’ he loves the huge tropical leaves. His favorite quote, “Hurry up and take your time”.
Angel Sugondo, Operations Manager
Angel has been living in SF for almost over 2 decades. Growing up in Indonesia, she was always surrounded by plants and has always loved nature. But her love for houseplants did not start until the year of 2016 after her visit to one of the local plant shops. Now she lives with over a hundred plants at her home and loves tending to every one of them. Although she hates to play favorites, she loves her Thai Constellation Monstera and Bird of Paradise the most. Angel has been in the food industry for most of her life, but decided to take a leap last August and started at “Plant Therapy”. She truly loves plants and really enjoys educating others about plant care. She hopes with her role, she can change the perception of plants for people who are scared of killing them.
687 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA, 94109
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