Especially in recent years, plants have become even more popular. With some shoppers investing in plant subscription services and more and more strictly plant shops popping up around cities and towns, there’s never been a better time for florists to ensure that they are selling plants. This can help maximize profits, better serve customers, and have a more well-rounded offering overall.
Let’s dig into what plants are best to sell in your floral shop to really rev up your business!
Reasons for Florists to Sell More Plants
As mentioned above, there are several reasons that florists should consider upping their plant selling game. The largest is simply because there’s an increased demand for them. Now that people work from home, they’re more interested in making their home their personal oasis, and for many – that means adding more plants into the mix. Other than that, people also have more time to dedicate to taking care of their plants. That is the perfect equation to increase demand.
Another reason people are more onboard with buying plants now than ever is because it’s an eco-friendly practice. With such an emphasis on going green in today’s world, that makes it appealing to your customers to fill their home with plants.
Ready to dive into what plants are the best for you to offer to customers? Keep reading!
What Plants Should Florists Offer?
Now let’s talk about some plants that would make great offerings in your floral shop – whether it be in person or e-commerce. These are outside of the more “standard” plants you probably already offer to allow you to expand the scope of your shop.
This pretty plan has split leaves and it’s well known for its distinct look. That makes it the perfect decor piece in any home, allowing it to be easily styled by itself or with other stems or plants. Selling points for these plants include:
- Easy to care for and grow
- Long lifespan – they can live for a long time
- Large footprint – great to take up empty space in a home!
A rubber tree plant is also known as a Ficus elastica. These large trees can grow up to 50 feet tall. Care for this plant isn’t as difficult but there are a few key things to remember.
- Place in an area with low light.
- Water only when the soil becomes slightly dry.
- Yellow leaves that means you have been watering the plant too much.
This is a succulent that is a great product to add to your suite of plants. These are known to be living stones, as they mimic stones. There’s a huge demand for these, and they’re increasingly hard to find for consumers in some areas. These may be called split rocks or pebble plants.
Here are some selling points of lithops:
- Drought resistant – these don’t need much water!
- Can be grown both indoors and out
- They’re unique looking and people love adding them to a terrarium
The spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is considered one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow.
- Do not place in direct sunlight, they prefer little sunlight.
- Keep soil dry in between waterings
- This plant prefers cooler temperatures – between 55-65 degrees.
Another must-have plant in your arsenal is the snake plant. This is another one that’s known by several names: mother-in-law’s tongue, bowstring-hemp, or Sansevieria plant. These are nice to look at and they have a ton of benefits besides that, too! Check them out below:
- Great for people with no “green-thumb” – they’re incredibly easy to care for!
- They act as an air purifier and remove toxins from the air – impressive, right?
What plants do you currently offer and are you considering expanding more into the plant world? There’s so many out there, we can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this topic!
Blog post courtesy of FLORANEXT