- Escapist Character: Lila.
- Fridge Logic: What use (if any) was Lila to Armand if Diego could just as easily help him?
- Idiot Plot: Had Lila not told Exley about the plants in Armands laundromat, the story would never have happened.
- Snark Bait: Mr_Subjunctives rather scathing review of the book.
- Strawman Has a Point: Exleys accusations of Armand taking advantage of Lila are correct, but Armand convinces her otherwise.
YMMV / Hothouse Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire