This is the million dollar question that I get asked a lot. “How big does a plant have to be before I can sell it for $5.97?” And of course the answer is . . . it depends.
To help explain this, I’ve made a movie about plant sizes and value. Actually my intent here is to make two movies. The first one covers a lot of our retail pricing but you will also see a lot of plants that I purchased wholesale and I share what I pay for those plants on the wholesale market.
Plant sales prices depend on the type of plant, the variety of the plant, how fast the plant grows, how long it takes to produce the plant in question and how much time and effort is involved in getting each variety of plant to a sale able state.
Plant sizes, plant prices and the value of plants can vary a lot depending on what you are selling, at what size you are selling it and who you are selling it to. In short, a wholesale buyer is only going to pay 50% of what a retail customer might pay.
So if you are selling to other growers, landscapers or garden centers, you will get considerably less for each plant, but you sell each customer a lot more at any given time than you will a retail customer. And a wholesale buyer could easily buy thousands and thousands of dollars from you for 10 or 20 years.