who we are
we're a mom & pop seed shop :)
Hi we're Alina & Jeff Smith! We run Plantflix together from our home in San Diego, and do everything from designing & printing our packaging, to packing seeds and kits.
We source our seeds from credible growers throughout North America and vet the seeds in our own little garden so we can confidently say we sell the best seeds you can get!
how it started
it began with a seed scam
I(Alina) started Plantflix as an instagram account in May 2019, and decided to try out growing some houseplant seeds that I found on Ebay. They were some Watermelon Peperomia and Calathea Medallion seeds from China, about $2 each for 100 seeds and you guessed it, they were a scam. After germination it because clear they were some sort of Magnolia seeds. I noticed this was happening to other houseplant hobbyists so I began looking for viable sources.
It took a few weeks of searching but I found our first grower, added the seeds to Etsy and the shop took off! Before long I was full-time running Plantflix, and was so overwhelmed that Jeff came in a few months later to start helping out with the customer service and joined on full-time in 2021.
quality & sustainability
We take pride in our packaging! We design, print and cut everything ourselves. Yup, that means seed packets, kit labels, and care guides and any drawings are hand-drawn by Alina.
We feel that doing all the packaging ourselves gives us an extra connection to the product, but the other big bonus is the sustainability. By doing everything ourselves, we can ensure that materials get used to the max, that we recycle everything or re-use what can't be recycled.
top quality, packed and shipped fresh
- Batched-tested for viability with high germination rates
- Stored and hand-packed fresh every week
- Shipped quickly for maximum freshness
- Grown responsibly in North America
who's running things