Non Profit Plant Exchange

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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

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

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Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on June 1, 2011 at 10:21am
Heather what sort of things do you want to swap or give away my add is pob 4030Branditt Ave Shepparton Victoria 3630 Australia I forever look for cuttings etc. scavengend icon leaves so I can compost them for future blueberries, I just asked the people and got permission, raspberries, do they need special kind of leaf litter too, I usually killed both, blue and raspberries, dont really know what I do wrong!anyone for helping ?
Comment by Carol Howard/ Louisiana on June 1, 2011 at 6:14am
Melissa, would love some verigated spider plants I lost all of mine this winter...I had green on white and white on green.
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on May 31, 2011 at 9:34pm
I also have spider plants coming out of my ears! I'd be more than happy to give some away!
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on May 31, 2011 at 9:30pm
Kay, I'd be happy to send you some. I'd just be happy to know that they're going to a good home. They need to be thinned out so bad! I just don't want to do it until I have somewhere for them to go! Can't stand throwing them away... I will send a friend request to you so you can send a message with your address. I can get them mailed out to you this weekend!
Comment by Kay Zone9a/TX on May 31, 2011 at 1:53pm
I have an abundance of Spider Plants (aka Airplane plants) both variegated and solid that need new homes.
I also have green onions that are going to seed if anyone is interested.
@ Melissa, I would be interested in some of the Bearded Iris'
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on May 28, 2011 at 6:52am
Heather thank you for your reply, I have calendula seeds, can send aloe vera plants, have still silverbeet seeds,mixed one with the red stalkand the green variety, and some flowers I dont know the name of, but look like a star with a touch of blueish lilac, seeds are in seedpots and lots of it, will muliply , has to be kept in check!
Comment by Heather Jones on May 28, 2011 at 4:06am
Minako there must be some Aussies ready to swap.  I've already been doing it with a couple of my garden friends.  It's a wonderful idea and many things cope with the mail.
Comment by Minako Sargent Fukuda on May 28, 2011 at 3:44am
-------------Hi guys noticed my idea was taken up , how delightful, but help is there garden imp;ements somebody doesn,t want and can send? they wont let plants or seeds go through custom, any pics please, my snail mail is pob4030Branditt Ave Shepparton Victoria Australia 330 I have seeds too, but how could I get them to you without falling foul of the laws! info please thanks
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on May 28, 2011 at 1:00am
I also have tons of purple bearded iris that I need to thin out & I just hate to throw them out when I can't find anyone to take them!
Comment by Melissa Clark - Texas, 8b on May 28, 2011 at 12:58am
Hello! So glad I found this group! I love to share seeds & plants from my garden... Does anybody have any types of lilies they would like to trade for anything I have? You're welcome to look at all of the photos on my page. I have an over abundance of plants!
 

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