According to a recent poll, there is a dead or dying pot plant in every office, apartment and house in the world. Cause of death - over watered by an ugly green watering can or dried out in a sad plastic pot* purchased with dreams of exponential growth and a chance to propagate a forest, plant-owners are wasting time, energy and effort killing their indoor plants, and shaking their interior aesthetic.
Here at The Plant Runner plant care is in our nature - we’ve got green stuff running through our veins - and we’re on a mission to make it easier and more beautiful for people to keep their plants alive and thriving with our curated selection of accessories, materials and knowledge.
Sure, our degrees in horticulture taught us the Latin names of plants, but we know that doesn’t mean a lot when you need to ensure your plants flourish and add character to your home. Our years in the industry have taught us great plant lovers need three things:
1. Good quality materials (you know, like gnat free potting mix),
2. Accessories that are both functional and beautiful
3. And straightforward plant info (not taking you down the garden path, so to speak).
Begone are the days of green plastic watering cans, liquid fertiliser you can only buy in bulk, and budget looking pots. Behold our curated selection of premium plant care accessories, tools and a custom formula care products for healthy-life-giving potting mixes and oils. They’re carefully selected for their modern aesthetic and considered eco footprint to bring your plant to life.
*Poll conducted by Dom and Duncan who asked their mothers. Both women agreed this would likely be the case.
JARGON FREE EXPERTS
We are qualified horticulturalists who bond with people over love of plants, not Latin names. We’ll share our knowledge in clear and accessible language to give plant-lovers the control over their own leafy destiny .
We have created a selection of accessories, tools and materials that reflect craftsmanship, quality and longevity. You won’t find these items down at the local shop - they’re as unique as the plants they serve. These items are designed to be part of a lifestyle, proudly used and displayed - not hidden in a garden shed.
As plant lovers we have taken steps to reduce our environmental impact. We use minimal packaging, removing the use of single use plastics where possible, selective procedure stock that has minimal single use waste. We select accessories and tools designed to last.
Relationships with plants can be meaningful, enduring and enriching - so can relationships with people. We’re hands on the tools in our business, supporting our customers over time at markets, at events and online. Talking with customers about plants is our dream!