Rhody Gem: A Plant Boutique Flourishes Inside a Broadway Victorian

April 2024


Thea Plant Co.

Plant Store


What it is:

An indoor plant boutique stocking greenery and artisan pots for all styles.


Where to find it:

Thea’s is located inside an olive green Victorian on Broadway, just across the street from Seven Stars Bakery. On weekend days when the shop is open, look for the leaning sign that says “plants & more” near the entrance overhang.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

“We are a one-of-a-kind houseplant store, and technically the one and only in Providence,” says Anastasia Karatza, who opened Thea’s in May of 2023. “Most plant stores are a standard storefront, a greenhouse or a mill. We are inside of a Victorian house built in the mid-1800s.” From cacti, succulents, and carnivorous venus fly traps to tropical beauties and hanging plants, there is a new “friend” available for everyone. Plant enthusiasts will also find trendy vessels (disco ball hanging planter, anyone?), along with pottery and art made by local creatives, and those new to plants can have their worries assuaged by class offerings like Houseplants 101 and staff happy to answer questions. “We are so enthusiastic about plants and love helping our customers with them, whether they are experts or beginners,” says Karatza. Pro-tip: don’t leave your new greenery in its nursery pot – transfer to a new container with drainage when you get home!



358 Broadway





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