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Our Story

With roots in the 1970’s, PLANTZ was formed from the merger of 2 well-respected companies serving the Tampa Bay area – Living Plants and Evergreen Interiors. We began marketing our services simply as “PLANTZ” in 2005.

Since then, we have merged with Plant Manager,  to expand our geographic territory to encompass all of Polk County. Additional acquisitions of Amazon Tropicals, PlanTech, Perfect Plants, and Leaf Designs have increased our position as the leading provider of plantscape services in the Tampa Bay market.

In 2021, we expanded our geographic reach eastward with acquisition of Brown’s Interior Foliage – Orlando’s oldest interior plant company with a longstanding loyal customer base, originating in the 1940’s.  Now, that’s some good roots!  And, most recently, we have merged with A Passion for Plants, more than doubling our Orlando-area business..  The company was led by Robbin Ward – she is a 30+ year veteran of the plantscape industry and she has taken a prominent role at PLANTZ.

We call our geography “Orlampa”, and take pride in our ability to spread green happiness in such a dynamic, growing, and business-friendly community.

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A Place to Grow

With business growing, our facilities in North Hyde Park (a Tampa suburb) became obsolete and we sought out additional space. In 2013, we closed on a 3-acre site in Orient Park conveniently located adjacent to Interstate 4 and a little further east. It formerly housed Oakwood Nursery – a supplier of ours – and came with over 13,000 square feet of greenhouse space and two deep wells for irrigation. After several years of renovations to meet our needs, the site serves us well and is now “home” for us.

Plants By Mail

With unique knowledge and expertise on which plants work best in varying environments, we set out to spread our love for plants nationwide. In 2017, after some packaging and shipping experimentation, we launched plantz.com – and ‘plants by mail’ was born. Since then, we have successfully shipped plants of all sizes to customers in all the lower 48 states, and even Alaska (needless to say, that was a summertime shipment). Our team of foliage plant experts provides service and advice for each and every plant that leaves our facility ensuring customers they can keep them green and healthy. Currently, marketing and shipping plants online is a key aspect of our operation as we continue to add new plants and contemporary planters to our offering. So, if you’re looking for a great foliage plant for that special spot anywhere or a great green gift for someone, go on over to www.plantz.com.

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Our Horticultural Services

By implementing biophilic design in all our work, our plant-loving staff currently serves over 500 customers. Engagements ranging from small offices with just a few plants, to multi-building corporate complexes and atriums, no job is too big for us. Want something unique? Small, intimate rooftop gardens to orchid and bromeliad presentations for high-profile resort hotels are the way to go. Our team is trained to make sure whatever YOU want, we not only do it, but make it memorable as well.

We have a multi-service offering – interior plant service, rooftop container gardening, plant and moss walls, foliage for events and parties, and lawn and landscape service – but the common thread in our service delivery is the excitement that comes with making people happy with plants – the kinds with roots (we leave the cut flowers to the florists). We believe we have captured this in our mission statement – To make your happiness grow. Pretty fitting, huh?

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