Plants Without Borders offers access to supply of plants in Southeast Asia And South America

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

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