Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you have the plants before selling them?
We allow our plants time to acclimate for at least a month before selling. If they're not ready, they're not ready! We will keep them for as long as is needed to make sure they're the healthiest they can be to travel to their new homes with you.
What potting mix do you use?
We create our own potting mix, tailoring it to each plants individual needs. We use substrates such as soil, activated charcoal, rice husks, coco coir, wood chips and orchid bark.
Why plastic free?
Here at Perky Plants we know the house plant collecting hobby isn't necessarily the most sustainable hobby to have, but we also know how incredibly life changing this hobby can be for individuals. Therefore, we want to do our part in making this hobby as sustainable as possible we choose to do this in a plastic free way. The pots we use are 100% rice husk, they will eventually break down and are able to go into the compost. They're guarenteed for five years. We use Kraft packing tape, which means it's able to be recycled along with the cardboard box. Our packing peanuts are 100% water dissolvable and cause no damage to marine life, or your drains! And the cardboard boxes we use are made from 100% recycled cardboard and the supplier we buy from plants a tree with every order!
Why don't you use perlite or pumice?
We don't use these two products as they're not sustainable. Both of these natural resources are mined from the earth for human use. The process in which perlite and pumice are harvested and prepared for consumption is not sustainable either.
Where is your shop?
Currently, we are an online only shop, the dream is to have a real life brick and mortar store, but we're taking slow and steady steps to get there. Watch this space!
Why are your plants more expensive than others?
All of the plants we sell are tropical plants, they have been imported from other countries.
Do you offer student or NHS discount?
Yes! We do, all you have to do is email us a photo of your student or NHS ID and we will issue you your own personalised 10% discount code.