Plants Without Borders Offers Access To Untapped Supply Of High-end Plants In Southeast Asia And South America

January 11 04:28 2022
Plants Without Borders Offers Access To Untapped Supply Of High-end Plants In Southeast Asia And South America
An increasing number of indigenous growers have joined the Plants Without Borders Cooperative to alleviate supply chain disruptions and inflationary pressures threatening family-owned nurseries and garden centers in the United States

January 10th, 2022 – As part of its efforts to help American small businesses save money by giving them access to fresh sources of supply, Plants Without Borders has successfully created a reliable system that provides access to an untapped supply of high-end plants from Southeast Asia, Central America, and South America. 

“We’ve established cooperative strategic relationships with international suppliers to build a seamless and functional system that is both reliable and affordable. We started in May of 2021, and since then, our order value in $ terms has increased by 3000%,” said Mark Javier, Founder and CEO of Plants Without Borders.

According to the USDA, 1,503 (12%) of family-owned operations in horticulture went out of business from 2014-2019. Issues ranging from supply chain disruptions, inflation, and labor shortages present economic obstacles that many of these businesses can barely surmount. The increased demand for houseplants may offer a solution, but the plants that consumers will pay the most for are usually hard to find.

“The most desirable specimens are often the finickiest ones. Cultivated from so-called “exotic” species Native to Latin America and Southeast Asia, you can’t get them in random garden shops. Only from elite sellers or by trading with insiders.” – VICE TV, Rare Plants

Plants Without Borders has democratized global supply chains of high-end houseplants so that now family-owned independent nurseries and garden centers can benefit from the increased demand.

The California-grown, BIPOC family-owned, member-funded Cooperative operates an online grower-direct marketplace for rare and exotic houseplants.

Dr. Bridget Behe, the leading horticultural researcher in the United States, recently also expressed confidence in Mark’s mastery of the industry, saying, “[Mark] gets it. He really understands the market dynamics.”

As a wholesale supplier of both bare-root and finished plants, Plants Without Borders is a proud member of the Florida Nursery Growers And Landscape Association, as well as AmericanHort, the two leading trade associations in the US Horticulture industry.

As expressed on their official website, the main goal of the AmericanHort is to “unite, promote, and advance the horticulture industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research.” The association unites us all—growers, retailers, breeders, suppliers, distributors, designers, landscapers, educators, researchers, and manufacturers—into a single, robust community where they can network and rely on the strengths of other members to forge ahead in the industry. 

FNGLA, on the other hand, is the nation’s largest state nursery and landscape association. FNGLA represents Florida’s environmental horticulture industry which generated $25.4 billion total output sales in 2018 and directly employed 242,000 people.

The objectives of both associations align with the goals and mission of Plants Without Borders to help family-owned independent nurseries and garden centers increase profitability and maximize sales.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTvzbppCXdM

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Media Contact
Company Name: Plants Without Borders
Contact Person: Milla Saniy, Managing Director, APAC
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City: Oakland
State: California
Country: United States
Website: https://www.plantswithoutborders.org/

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