Customers show support for rare plant selection at Joplin Greenhouse

JOPLIN, Mo. – Whether you have a green thumb or not, you may appreciate some of the fancy plants making their way into the Joplin Greenhouse.

The rare plant shelf is something that spawned out of the pandemic last fall. Its been steadily growing ever since.

While these items do cost more, customers are willing to pay with some plants selling out in a matter of hours, even with a $300 price tag.

These plants, like the pink princess philodendron, come from a distributor in Florida.

The greenhouse makes cuttings and those turn into a unique product this business is happy to provide.

“Being able to offer this selection in Missouri and Joplin, specifically, is a pretty big step. Like, you’re not going to be able to get that stuff at Home Depot, or Lowe’s, or any of the other local garden centers. So I think it makes us pretty unique,” explained Emily Shores-Maxwell, Garden Center Manager at the Joplin Greenhouse.

The Joplin Greenhouse has aspirations to eventually sell these rare plants online and offer delivery.