When established in 2005, native plants have always dominated the spectrum of plants available at Natives Plus. In 2008, Natives Plus made the change, and narrowed their focus to specialize in local spore-propagated ferns.
Most commercial growers produce tissue cultured plants, which are essentially cloning in a sterile environment in order to produce a "perfect specimen" time and time again. Here at Natives Plus, we collect spores locally in order to keep biodiversity alive. Biodiversity is so important because when the world around us changes, species will have a better chance to survive based on the wide assortment of genes possible in each new plant, which in turn is important in helping maintain biodiversity for insects and animals as well.
We believe in conservation through propagation.
Don't live in our area but want good-looking plants grown with love that are specific to YOUR area? We will come out to you during certain time of year depending on fern type, and collect spores so you can landscape with plants that have adapted and evolved through the ages to your local soil type and climate.
Know you need (x) amount of plants for a future growing season? Let us know and we can make that happen! Tell us what you need and we will tell you approximately when we will have them ready for pick-up. Contact us to start a contract.
See our Ordering Information page , under "Shipping Options," for specifics on Mail Order.