Non Profit Plant Exchange


Non Profit Plant Exchange

A community around the exchange of plants you have for the plants you want....

Members: 125
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2013

Welcome to Non Profit Plant Exchange!

Instructions to post on this site:

Start a discussion with the plants you have to offer. Do not put your address in the public forum, simply exchange addresses by member mail.

For small plants and bulbs, it will cost approximately $3.50 to mail your plant to the recipient, and then they in turn can use the same box to mail their contribution back. Each participant pays the postage to send to the other.

Tips For Successful Exchange

To Mail Plants:

1. Choose a smallish box. If you have one that small plants were mailed to in, this is ideal
2. Choose a lightweight pot. It may be that no pot is necessary. A ziplock baggie could be used.
-To use a ziplock, place rootball and minimal dirt inside baggie. Leave the stems and leaves
sticking out of the top of the baggie.
Zip the closure to almost all the way closed, leaving enough room for the stem to protrude.
Do not put entire plant all the way in the bag.
3. Use minimal dirt on the dirtball. You could use perlite instead of dirt if applicable.
4. Loosely wrap a plastic bag around pot and the dirt to keep it in the pot when shipping.
5. Use loose plastic bags, peanuts, or little plastic pillows to keep the plant from shifting in the box during shipping.

To Choose Plants:

1. Choose about three smallish plants, (if applicable).
2. Try not to damage rootball when digging up.
3. If there are very large leaves, consider cutting them in half to reduce strain on the plant.

When You Receive Your Plants:

1. Do keep in shade until ready to plant.
2. Consider using a part shade blocker until plant is established.
You can lean a piece of lattice or other slatted board to make dappled shade over tender
newly planted plants.
3. If plant still wilts, consider cutting the leaves in half to reduce strain on the plant.

Disclaimer: Please use caution when exchanging addresses.You do so at your own risk.
Check to make sure plant is legal to ship in yours and recipient's areas.

Discussion Forum

What I've got

FYI there are pics at sakura0garden.blogspot.comI am trying a new rooting method with some cuttings I can get fresh cuttings from most things rooted I may or may not have you'll have to…Continue

Started by Jodi Jul 19, 2012.

I have Variegated Leopard Plant seeds. 5 Replies

I have seeds of Variegated Leopard Plant if any one wants some.This is a shade loving plant that grows outside here in Riverside, CA zone 9Aloha,MichaelContinue

Started by maxson6 So. California. Last reply by Patricia Valdez Jul 19, 2012.

Have: Passion Vine Seeds 11 Replies

I have fresh seeds available for the Cotton Leaf Passion Vine, Passiflora foetida var. gossypifolia and Aurantia, Passiflora aurantia.Would like to trade for other Passionvine seeds. I usually trade…Continue

Started by Anne Kirkley - Zone 8. Last reply by Kay Zone9a/TX Feb 12, 2012.

angel trumpets and texas star 20 Replies

Hi, I have purple and white double balerina angel trumpet seeds to share, also texas star seeds…Continue

Tags: trumpet, angel, white, creamy

Started by Carol Howard/ Louisiana. Last reply by Mary Howell Oct 27, 2011.

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Comment by Anne Kirkley - Zone 8 on November 11, 2011 at 1:09pm

Just finished updating my seed catalog. Here is a link:

Anne's Seeds

Always looking for Morning Glory, Tropical Hibiscus - Rosa-Sinensis, Perennials and pretty much anything out of the ordinary! Let me know if you'd like to trade!

Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on August 1, 2011 at 12:56am
Robbie, I've been seing that a lot lately around here. Bradford Pears seem to be getting hit really hard with the heat & drought. We've been recommending to our customers at the nursery to try to soak the ground really good under the tree every other day.
Comment by Robbie Molina/TX 8a on August 1, 2011 at 12:26am
I am so excited for my seeds! I love growing things and I'm getting a little down with all this heat and we have so far to go before relief. My Bradford pear is dropping leaves right and left. Ihad to move my sansaveria back to the porch because the tree dropped so many leaves. Like over night it seems. I watered it good tonight. Hope it will stop.
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on August 1, 2011 at 12:19am
Ok, Robbie. Have your envelope ready to go tomorrow. I'm also sending some of the TX Bird of Paradise seeds and Zinnia seeds with the cactus seeds. I have so many, I need to share!
Noelle, if you're still interested in the bird of paradise seeds, I need your address so I can send them out, too. If you messaged me, I didn't get it....
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on July 28, 2011 at 7:44pm
Robbie, I will send ya some seeds out tomorrow! They are pretty funny looking!
Comment by Robbie Molina/TX 8a on July 28, 2011 at 1:58pm
Those dried fruits are really funny looking with the hairlike things sticking out.
Comment by Robbie Molina/TX 8a on July 28, 2011 at 1:49pm
That's really neat! I would like to have some seeds. My address is 104 Wellington Ct. Waxahachie, TX 75165
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on July 25, 2011 at 4:01pm

I couldn't find a picture of the fruits while they're still on the plant, but here's a picture of the flower , and a picture of the dried fruits.

Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on July 24, 2011 at 9:07pm
I get the seeds from the fruit that developes from the spent flowers if they've been pollenated. There is a small beetle that flocks to the flowers, and seems to help pollinate them. They are small oblong fruits, about 3" long before they dry out. They smell like really sweet strawberries. They are a type of barrel cactus. It took a few years before they started developing the fruit. Maybe they have to be a certain age? I'll look to see if I have any pictures of them on the plant. If not, I'll post a pic of the dried fruit to show you. I'd be happy to send you some of the dried fruits if you want to try growing them.
Comment by Robbie Molina/TX 8a on July 24, 2011 at 4:03pm
I will be so happy when I have seeds to trade!
Melissa, where are seeds on the pink flowering cactus? I have a cactus that blooms a maroon flower. Would it have a seed?

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