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 Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on July 20, 2011 at 9:16am
Noelle, I'd be more than happy to send you some! I pulled a bunch of seed pods off of one we have at work. I didn't know what it was until it bloomed, then I was excited to be able to get seeds from it! I thought it was the Bride of Barbados, at first. Just message me your address & I'll get some in the mail to you! I still have tons of moonflower seeds, and pink flowering cactus seeds, too. I would be interested in any flower seeds you might have, as I haven't done a veggie garden in a few years, since it's been so darn hot here. I love anything colorful! I'm also looking for any types of lilies. Thank you! Will keep an eye out for your message, and get them in the mail to you ASAP.
Comment by Noelle Kaler on July 20, 2011 at 5:55am
Melissa, I am interested in the Texas Bird of Paradise (Poinciana) seeds. What are you interested in that I might have to trade? I have all kinds of flowers and veggie seeds, is there something your interested in trying?
Comment by Carol Howard/ Louisiana on July 6, 2011 at 6:29am
Hello everyone! I love this site it is so interesting and exciting. I love plants and arts and all the pics too...spend hours looking at all the beautiful flowers and garden decos. And also get great ideas.
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on June 5, 2011 at 11:41am
I just got a bunch of the Texas Bird of Paradise (Poinciana) seeds. Has some of the prettiest blooms I have ever seen! Very easy to grow from seed. Would love to trade!
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on June 3, 2011 at 9:39pm
Oh! I'll keep an eye out for them, Carol!
Comment by Carol Howard/ Louisiana on June 3, 2011 at 6:24am
Thank you so much Melissa I cant wait should have gotten the seeds by now but they sent them back because not enough postage....will have them back in the mail today.
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on June 2, 2011 at 9:07pm
Yay! Can't wait, Carol! Thanks so much! Got a small box from work today to send your stuff in...
Comment by Carol Howard/ Louisiana on June 2, 2011 at 6:23am
Thank you Melissa..You should be getting your seeds soon..sent them and address is on envelope..
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on June 1, 2011 at 10:30pm
Oh, Carol, the spider plants I have a green on white.
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on June 1, 2011 at 10:29pm
Carol, I will happily send you a few "babies" when I send you those other seeds! Even the baby plants are blooming with little white flowers right now. I had no idea spider plants even bloomed until recently! The seed pods are just about ready to come off of the moonflowers, so I will be sending them shortly. Did you send me your address?

If anybody else wants moonflower seeds, let me know!

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