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How to Purchase
How Do I Contact Monrovia?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer consumer plant and gardening support via the phone. Many answers to common questions can be found in this FAQs section. Please search here first. If you don't see the answer you are looking for, please email us at
What Is Your Photo Use Policy?
Our photos carry copyrights, but copyright laws only apply to commercial uses. The public may use them for reference or educational purposes.
Can I Tour Your Nursery?
Unfortunately, we do not give tours to the general public. Due to safety and trade regulations, we can only give tours to people in the nursery industry. However, our Dayton, Oregon, nursery does offer self-guided tours of the Display Garden. If you are interested, please call 800-666-9321 to schedule an appointment.
My Organization is Seeking Plant Donations. What is Your Policy?
While we offer plant donations to nonprofits and charitable events, our budget is often outmatched by requests. We regret that we cannot provide plants for every school and organization that requests them. If you would like to be considered, pleaseus details about your organization and/or event.
Can We Book a Spokesperson from Monrovia to Speak At Our Local Event?
We welcome the opportunity to personally interact with gardeners and garden clubs across the country; however, it is not always feasible. Pleaseyour event details, including the city, state, date and venue information so that we can determine if we can participate. Please allow one week for a response.
Can I Buy Direct from Monrovia?
No. Monrovia is a wholesale grower selling to independent garden centers throughout the United States and Canada. Please contact your local garden center to purchase Monrovia plants or obtain information about their availability and pricing.
To find your nearest retailer, use our garden center locator, located at the top of every page. Simply click on find a garden center, enter your zip and hit enter, and independent garden centers in your area will be listed.
Can I Special Order Monrovia Plants at my Local Independent Garden Center?
Many of our retailers take special orders. To find your nearest retailer, use our garden center locator.
Can You Tell Me Where I can Find a Specific Plant?
When conducting a plant search in our catalog, you may search for that plant at a local retailer. The search will look at any retailer in a 75-mile radius from the zip code you enter, who has ordered that particular plant within the past 90 days. If you are unable to locate a retailer using our database, we encourage you to contact a local garden center directly to inquire about their special order policy.
Can You Tell Me The Cost of a Particular Plant?
Individual garden centers determine the retail prices in their stores, and therefore, you will not find pricing on our website. To find a retailer near you where you may purchase our plants, please use our our garden center locator.
May I Have a Print Catalog or Price List?
We appreciate your interest in Monrovia plants. However, because we are a wholesale grower, we do not produce a consumer catalog or price list. Our online plant catalog is the best and most current source for plant information. We invite you to search its more than 2,200 plant varieties and add your favorites to your wish list.
Can You Ship Plants Directly to Me?
No. Monrovia is a wholesale grower and sells only to independent garden centers throughout the United States and Canada.
Can I Buy Seeds or Plant Liners from Monrovia?
No. Monrovia does not sell seeds or plant liners.
I am Seeking a Plant for a Certain Area in my Landscape. Can You Give Me Recommendations?
Yes. The plant catalog search feature lets you find plants based on basic needs such as cold hardiness zone, sun exposure and water needs; beyond that, design styles and special situations are discussed.
Can You Tell Me How Large a Plant Will Grow?
Yes. Our plant catalog lists landscape size, which is the plant's size at maturity.
What Makes Monrovia Soil so Special?
Plants grown in nutrient-rich soils are healthier, with stronger root systems; therefore, a critical component of the Monrovia growing process is our soil. Monrovia is the only grower of premium ornamentals in the world that custom blends 42 different soil mixes, including slow-release fertilizer and organic matter such as compost..
Seven different types of mycorrhizae are added to our soil mix to create an environment that dramatically increases the life of our plants. Mycorrhiza is a beneficial fungus that develops in and around a plant's roots, stimulating its nutrient and water uptake, increasing fruit and flower yield, and reducing transplant shock and other environmental stresses.
Once you begin adding Monrovia plants to your garden, the mycorrhizae in our soil will begin to spread, benefiting your entire garden's eco-system. You'll see for yourself that quality soil ensures that plants flourish, making them far more resistant to pests and disease.
Can I Recycle My Monrovia Pot?
We are working to make our green Monrovia pots easily recyclable in local municipal recycling programs throughout the United States. Presently about 70 percent of our pots can be recycled at curbside.
If you're not familiar with what can or cannot be recycled, simply turn the pot over and look for a number surrounded by a recycling symbol (known as a resin identification code). Our curbside recyclable pots are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and are designated #2 HDPE. Most municipal recycling facilities accept these plant pots, as #2 HDPE is the most-often recycled plastic in the United States - the same plastic used to make milk jugs and household laundry and dishwashing detergent bottles.
High-density polyethylene is commonly recycled into plastic lumber, tables, benches, truck cargo liners, trash receptacles and other durable plastic products. Monrovia highly encourages recycling our plant containers and all household recyclables. To find out which plastics are accepted in your local area, contact your community's solid waste department.
The remaining 30 percent of our pots are #5 Polypropylene and can be recycled in some municipalities' curbside recycling programs. To determine the best recycling method in your community, please check with your local city or at Earth911.com.
Can I Bring My Used Monrovia Plant Pots to my Local Garden Center?
No. Unfortunately, we do not collect used Monrovia containers from garden centers for both logistic and sanitary reasons. Due to pest and disease issues such as the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, the Glassy-Wing Sharpshooter, Fire Ants and Sudden Oak Death, it is not viable to bring the containers back on to the nursery grounds; the resources and chemicals needed to disinfect the pots would offset the potential benefits.
What is Monrovia Doing to Reduce the Impact of Plastic in the Waste Stream?
We are actively allocating resources to work on a viable solution to this problem. One such program is the Missouri Botanical Gardens Pots to Planks initiative, of which Monrovia is a proud sponsor. This program turns recycled garden containers into usable landscape lumber. In 2008, the program kept more than 158,000 pounds of plastic garden containers from entering the waste stream.
In addition, there are several solutions currently under trial in our research department; one that we are currently testing is the use of biodegradable pots. We hope that the current testing will provide us with an alternative to plastic in the near future.
I Have a Plant That Isn't Thriving. Can You Tell Me What Went Wrong?
It is difficult to diagnose a sick plant without seeing firsthand the plant or the conditions in which it was grown. Your local garden center can be a wonderful resource and provide insights and advice. Often, when you bring them a leaf or branch, they can help diagnose the problem and find ways to resolve it. They will appreciate if you carry any diseased foliage in a zip lock bag to avoid spreading it in the nursery. Find your nearest garden center through our retailer search.
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I Lost the InfoLabel That Came with My Monrovia Plant. How Can I Get the Information Included in It?
The Monrovia plant catalog is designed to give you all the information in the InfoLabel - and then some! Use the online plant catalog to locate key information about your garden's plants and add it to your wish list to save it.
Several Years Ago, I Bought a Monrovia Plant But I No Longer See It on Your Website. I Have Questions on Its Care. Can You Help?
If you need information on a Monrovia plant we no longer grow, please email us at:.
Can I Establish a Link to This Website from My Website or Blog?
Yes. You may to link to Monrovia.com from your website or blog. If you would like to use a graphic element instead of a text link, please download one of the icons below.
I Noticed What I Believe Is an Error on Your Plant Information Page. Who do I contact?
We try hard to provide accurate, up-to-date information, so we value your input. Please email your comments to: