How to Sell Potted Plants


Selling potted plants is a good hobby that can help you make extra cash. If you start the plants out as seeds and raise them into decent-sized plants, you can get a sizable return on your investment. The bigger you raise the plant, the more you will be able to sell it for. There are many different outlets to sell your potted plants. By finding out what works best for you, you will be able to get the most money for your time invested.

Step 1

Visit local nurseries to get an idea of which plants are popular in your area. You want to sell plants that are popular with the public to maximize your sales.

Step 2

Talk with managers of garden centers, farm stands and big box stores. See if they are interested in purchasing your potted plants. If they are, discuss a quantity and purchase price.

Step 3

Call your city hall and ask for the contact information for your local farmer's market. Call the market and find out how to participate. Verify any fees it may charge and see if it will still be profitable to sell your potted plants there.

Step 4

List your potted plants on Craigslist or eBay. These sites reach out to millions of people and will allow you to sell your potted plants to people who live across the country. There are many nurseries that sell exclusively on eBay.

Step 5

Consider offering a discount when people buy your potted plants in groups. For example, sell five for $20 or singles for $4.99; people may purchase a larger quantity to receive the discount.


  • eBay: Selling Your Plants on eBay
  • Craigslist
  • Farmers Market Online: Marketplace for Growers
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About this Author

Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.