Kalamazoo Autistic Plant Prodigy Blows Up on TikTok
Kalamazoo autistic teen's passion for plants grows huge following on social media.
Jacob Soule is a 19-year-old botanist that goes by @theplantprodigy on TikTok where he has 690.1 thousand followers and 16.2 million total video likes. Soule gives green thumbs or green thumb wannabes helpful tips and information on how to keep specific plants healthy and thriving. Jacob has many videos with millions of views each.
Let's start with one of Jacob's most popular videos. This video is fun but simple "what to do and what not to do" for venus flytraps. This TikTok has been viewed 15.3 million times with at least 1.2 million likes.
Jacob did a video back in July helping a fellow plant lover with a common plant problem that has a very simple solution. That video has 12 million views and counting, along with 1.7 million likes.
One of my favorite videos from the local TikTok creator has to be the plant shower. This video has been viewed 3.1 million times.
Jacob talks about having autism and how it impacted his life in the video below that has been viewed 2.3 million times.
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