Find Free Plants

How To Get Free Plants

Once upon a time in NYC, I saw a giant healthy corn plant being tossed into a dumpster along with old office furniture.  I brought it home, then built a small website just for people in NYC to donate unwanted plants, and the plant and website both thrived happily ever after.  The community response was so wonderfully encouraging that in January 2019 we launched our new and improved PlantSwap.org website, now available anywhere in the USA or Canada!

How it works: anyone can register and create a “Wanted” or “Available” listing – it’s free and only takes a few moments.  To check for free plants available in your area, go to the “All Listings” section – they’re easy to view and search on a map.

If you don’t see anything yet, please keep in mind that this website is only a few months old, and new people are joining every day.  Create a “Wanted” listing, and see what happens!  Hint: for “Wanted” listings, it helps if you provide a picture of the space where the plants would go, as well as describing why you want them and whether you have anything you could swap in return.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you decide to join us!
~Luca

P.S. – Our nonprofit, community oriented website has tons of other great features too!  You can discuss plants in our Forums, connect with others in our Groups, share Events, and more.

An actual free plant adopted through PlantSwap.org in 2019

FAQ

  • Q. Are you available in my area?
    A. Yes! If you can see our website, you can sign up and create listings in your area.
  • Q. Why aren't there any other listings in my area yet?
    A. Probably because nobody else wants to go first... So go for it and be the first to post!
  • Q. Can I message you directly to request plants?
    A. Unfortunately we don't have a central location with a stash of free plants.
  • Q. Do "Wanted" listings get responses?
    A. Usually yes, from people who are moving or otherwise no longer want their plants. The more popular a location becomes, the more responses we see to "Wanted" listings - so please spread the word about our site, and let's make sure everyone knows not to dump unwanted plants in the trash!

Questions? Please send us a message!

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