The Portland Plant Scene: What We Offer

Every plant shop is unique in what it offers to the community. 

It is nationally regarded that the Pacific Northwest cultivates a thriving plant community. The eclectic diversity of the PNW plant community contributes its part to the growing $1.7 billion houseplant industry nationally (National Gardening Association), and Potted Elephant is an experienced small business serving collectors of all kinds.

Potted Elephant offers an educational, personalized experience in meeting clients’ houseplant needs, advocacy to the local community, and cooperating with micro and small businesses. Our prices reflect investing in clients’ collections and plant care, efficiency in reducing overhead, investing in equitable wages for our crew, and supporting the local community.

In addition to offering an eclectic collection of plants, we re-pot your purchased house plants for free with a wide variety of potting mediums. terracotta and glazed pots. We’re passionate about helping customers learn about plant care, cultivation, and sustainability. Whether you have questions about your first plant or just want to dive deeper into your knowledge, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to guide your while shopping experience.   

We locally grow cacti and succulents, aroids, variegated plants, mounted plants, unusual tropicals, jungle cacti, tillandsia, begonias, hoyas, peperomias, and ferns.  We also carry gesneriads, pilea, tradescantia, carnivorous and other grower’s collection plants. Need potting mediums and fertilizer? We have that too, along with some of the best full-spectrum grow lights to brighten those dark spaces at home in need of plants.  And don’t forget the Potted Elephant swag you’ll want to sport to show all your friends where you found your newest plant addition. 

We’re excited to meet you! Stop by our store to see our friendly, knowledgeable crew and let us help you meet all of your plant collection needs.