Seymour, who is an orphan and is also a nerd, is taken in by Mr. Mushnik. Mr. Mushnik
is the owner of a run down Florists in the seedy part of town. It is in this shop
that he gives Seymour a job. Seymour has a very big interest in strange and interesting
plants, especially exotic ones. He spends a lot of time studying them and learning
about them. Seymour spends his time in the shop doing menial tasks such as sweeping
the floor, cleaning the shelves, wiping the windows etc. He also dreams of the shop
assistant, Audrey. The shop is not doing well at all. It is hugely lacking business
and is in danger of closing down. One day, just after an eclipse of the Sun, while
out and about on the streets, Seymour discovers a strange plant that appears on a
market stall. He buys it from the seller at the stand and names it Audrey II, after
Audrey, the shop assistant. The plant soon attracts business and publicity for the
shop. While caring for Audrey II, Seymour discovers the plant's rather unique appetite.
The plant grows and grows, as does Seymour's infatuation for
Audrey, but the plant soon begins to control his life. How will Seymour satisfy the
plant's needs? How will he take back control of his life?!