Potting Bar Services
- 3″-4″ pots $2.00
- 4″-5″ pots $4.50
- 6″-7″ pots $6.50
- 8″-11″ pots $14.00
- 12″-15″ pots $18.00
Fees are based on diameter of container.
All potting fees include organic soil & potting materials. All plant sales are final. Please allow extra time after checkout for these services, especially on weekends. Larger projects may take up to 24 hrs. Remember to protect your plants from the cold/heat while in transit.
We offer repotting services for your plants at home. Please schedule an appointment via text/phone at 414-345-7092 BEFORE you pack your plants up and bring them to the shop.
If you have questions about your houseplants or need help troubleshooting a problem with one of your plants, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of the issue, photos of the plant and your care routine. We will do our best to diagnose the problem and resolve the issue.
Our favorite web resources
- The Houseplant Journal
- ASPCA Non-Toxic Plants List
- African Violet Care
- Potting Mix 1 QT – 2.00
- Potting Mix 8 QTS – 9.00
- Cactus/Succulent Mix 1QT – 2.00
- Cactus/Succulent Mix 4QTS – 6.00
- Orchid Mix 1QT – 4.50
- Worm Castings 1QT – 3.00
- Decorative Gravel Per Cup – 1.00
- Charcoal Per Cup – 1.00
- 1QT bags are approximately 5-dry cups
Choosing the right pot
Choose a container within 1″-2″ larger than your original pot. Plants put in containers too large run the risk of abnormal growth patterns and are susceptible to over-watering or fungal issues. Plus, they can just look a little funny. Some plants, like sansevierias, actually like to be “pot or root bound,” which means they maintain their ideal shape if they are cozy in their pots.
If using a pot without a drainage hole (aka cachepot), keep the plant in its plastic nursery pot and take it out to water. Roots need oxygen and will rot if they sit in excess water that accumulates at the bottom of the pot. Some plants can be directly planted in cachepots, but no gravel is needed at the bottom. If you’re just starting your collection, we highly recommend NOT potting directly into a cachepot.
Self-Watering pots can be used for plants that like consistent moisture, ie. African Violet, Peace Lily, Ferns
When to re-pot? We generally recommend re-potting in the growing season (Spring-Fall) or only when plants show signs of need. Re-potting differs from initial potting in that you’re not just giving it it’s first home, but you’re assessing root health, accommodating for a change/new growth or are having a soil or watering issue. If your plant is happy and there are no issues, leave it be! If it’s showing you signs that something is off, this may be only one of many variables at play. After re-potting, allow the plant to rest for at least a few weeks before continuing with any fertilizer. For more tips on HOW to re-pot plants, click HERE
Choosing the right soil
The best potting soil is a not really dirt. It is a blend of organic and inorganic materials designed for the best aeration, drainage, and nutrition to support growing plants. Outdoor soils are not suitable for houseplants because they are usually too dense and lack proper nutrients.
Cacti & Succulents: Require well draining soil. Usually a blend of compost, peat, sand, perlite and/or limestone.
Tropicals: Most tropical plants need mositure-retaining soil found in most basic indoor potting mixes. Usually a blend of compost, manures, peat moss & vermiculite.
Orchids, Bromeliads, Anthuriums & African Violets: Most varieties of these plants are are ephiphytic, which means their roots attach to other plants & trees to grow. They require special “soil” which consists of bark and sometimes charcoal or sphagnum moss. Orchid pots have holes on the sides which allow for proper air flow around the roots. Bromeliads & anthuriums do not need to be repotted very often, but many can also benefit from a blend of orchid mix & regular potting mix. African Violets require very well-draining soil to ensure the roots don’t suffocate. Read more info on African violet care here
Tips for choosing
The first thing to consider is placement. The location you would like to place the plant in your home or office is an important factor in choosing the right plant. The amount of light your plant will receive based on the location is a good place to start. Most homes don’t align exactly with a compass, but the guide below will give you a general indication of the direction your window faces. You will also need to consider how far away from the window the plant will be placed. The further away from the window (light source) the lower the light will be. For more resources, visit www.thehouseplantjournal.com
The location you would like to place the plant in your home or office is an important factor in choosing the right plant. The amount of light your plant will receive based on the location is a good place to start. Most homes don’t align exactly with a compass, but the guide below will give you a general indication of the direction your window faces. You will also need to consider how far away from the window the plant will be placed. The further away from the window (light source) the lower the light will be. For more resources, visit www.thehouseplantjournal.com
Northern Exposure: Windows facing north do no receive any direct sunlight. This is a low light location.
Southern Exposure: Windows facing south receive direct sunlight during the middle of the day. This is a full sun location
Eastern Exposure: Windows facing east receive early morning to midday light and are considered a partial sun location.
Western Exposure: Windows facing west receive late day light and are considered a partial sun location.
The second thing to consider is the amount of care your plant will need. Many houseplants are easy to care for if placed in the right location and will be happy with weekly or biweekly watering, but this is not the case for all plants. As you browse our plant selection be sure to look over the plant care information for the type of care each plant needs.
PET SAFE: Many common houseplants are poisonous if ingested. If you think this will be a problem be sure to choose a plant that is pet safe. All our plants are rated based on the ASPCA safe for pets guide. ALL NON-TOXIC/PET SAFE PLANTS ARE LABELED IN STORE WITH A PAW STICKER
Your receipt also comes with detailed care instructions for each plant!