HOW WE DO PLANTS
WE DON'T SELL PLANTS ONLINE
AND FOR GOOD REASON...
Our plants are paper-wrapped by our growers and packed upright in a climate-controlled, air-suspension trailer that travels straight to us.
We all know plants make people happy, but that door-to-door smooth ride is what keeps plants happy. Unfortunately, USPS, UPS, and Fedex aren't built for foliage freight. To sell plants online means a bumpy, potentially upside-down and often below freezing journey.
Needless to say, there's a good chance your plant (and you) won't be very happy upon arrival.
NEW PLANTS ARRIVE WEEKLY
You want fresh plants direct from the source, right? So do we!
Our weekly plant deliveries come from growers, greenhouses, and nurseries as far north as Ontario, Canada all the way down to southern Florida.
We have access to SO MANY PLANTS, but we're a small shop, so we have to pick and choose what to stock.
PLANTS PICKED ON PURPOSE
We only carry houseplants that can grow indoors year-round with the option to migrate outdoors when overnight temps are above 40 F.
Low-light tolerant? We've got 'em. Sun-loving succulents? Of course! We can show you what's neglectable and sturdy, picky but beautiful, and of course, pets come before plants when it comes to ASPCA's guidelines for common plant toxins.
HOUSEPLANTS ARE JUST PLANTS INSIDE
This may seem obvious, but plants were here before houses were. The notion of a "houseplant" sometimes gets in the way of common sense.
How we see it? If the location in your home meets the conditions a plant needs, it's a house-plant!
Oh, and don't get us started about "outdoor" plants...
PET-FRIENDLY VS. PLANT-FRIENDLY
Before asking which plants are pet-friendly, consider if your pet is plant-friendly.
The ASPCA's database is a great resource to check a plant's known toxins, and we trust their data. Non-toxic varieties (also called GRAS or generally recognized as safe) are what most nurseries market as "pet safe." Toxic plants don't harm you because you don't eat them, and not surprisingly, the same goes for your pets.
If your pet has the same self control that you have, neither one of you will get sick, and that's that! If not, stop eating your plants.
HIGH TO LOW
We describe a plant's light requirements in five categories:
1. Direct sun
2. Bright indirect light
3. Medium indirect light
4. Low indirect light
5. Are you sure you don't want a fake plant?
No plant likes no light, although some tolerate low light better than others. We always ask the intention, and your real question might actually be, "Which plant will die the slowest in a dark room without windows?"
P.S. No judgement here. Consider a super-tough Aspidistra (cast iron / bar room plant), Sansevieria (snake plant), or Zamioculcas zamiifolia (zz plant).