Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Start your year fresh & alive!

With all this cold weather, wouldn't some plants that are fresh and alive be welcome in your home and office?  We have just the thing to help you out -- our January special!

Buy one plant and get 40% off the 2nd one of equal or lesser value.

(In-store only.  No double discounts.  Some exclusions apply.  Effective Jan 1 - 31, 2015.)

Happy New Year!

We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

From Kifumi & the staff of Exotic Plants

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a joyous Christmas filled with laughter and wonder and your dreams come true!

From Kifumi and Staff from Exotic Plants

Monday, December 8, 2014

What's so special about this plant?

Here's a plant that can actually help make your environment healthier!  The Sansevieria, also known as a Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law's Tongue, releases oxygen into the air during the night making it a good plant  for your bedroom.  Plus studies have shown that it removes many toxins from the air such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

Don't worry if your green thumb sometimes seems a little brown because Sansevieria can tolerate poor watering habits and can thrive in low light.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Specials!

It's the 12 Days of Christmas, Exotic Plants style!

We're helping Santa out with a special sale for each of the 12 days of Christmas.  

Each sale lasts one day only so grab your gift list and get ready!

Please note:  The item must be purchased on the day of the sale.  Exotic Plants stock changes daily so selection varies.  (In-store purchase only.  No double discounts.  Some exclusions apply.)

Santa said it's OK to share the news, so here's the list:

The First Day of Christmas 
Saturday, Dec 13th

20% off art & antiques

The Second Day of Christmas 
Sunday, Dec 14th

Free air plant with orchid purchase  ($6.50 value) 

The Third Day of Christmas  
Monday, Dec 15th

25% off arrangements

The Fourth Day of Christmas
Tuesday, Dec 16th

$10 off purchase of $30 or more

The Fifth Day of Christmas
Wednesday, Dec 17th

25% off all holiday decor

The Sixth Day of Christmas
Thursday, Dec 18th

30% off large plants 7 ft and above

The Seventh Day of Christmas
Friday, Dec 19th

Ficus Friday!  25% off all ficus

The Eighth Day of Christmas
Saturday, Dec 20th

Buy one 6" plant & get another 6" plant half off  (of equal or lesser value)

The Ninth Day of Christmas
Sunday, Dec 21st

20% off all containers

The Tenth Day of Christmas
Monday, Dec 22nd

20% off Dracaenas, Snake Plants, ZZ Plants & Aglonemas

The Eleventh Day of Christmas
Tuesday, Dec 23rd

50% off Poinsettias

The Twelfth Day of Christmas
Wednesday, Dec 24th

40% off Christmas decor

For more information, call or visit us at

1833 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

A big Thank You to all our wonderful customers!

You have enriched our lives, made us happier, and above all have helped us GROW.

From Kifumi and all the staff at Exotic Plants
Happy Thanksgiving!

Black Friday Special

At least some of your shopping on Black Friday can be relaxing!  Come visit us at Exotic Plants to take advantage of our Black Friday Special and enjoy the beauty of our shop. This sale is 25% off plants 4 ft and above.  There's lots to choose from but the item must be purchased on Friday, November 29th.  Hope to see you here!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shop Small Business Saturday

You probably have seen ads recently for Shop Small Business Saturday which is coming up on November 29th.  They prompted me to find out more about the role that small businesses pay in our economic health.

Although I always knew small businesses are important for the well-being of our communities (After all Exotic Plants is a small business.), I didn't fully grasp just how important.  An article on said that small businesses represent over 99% of all employers and provide 60% to 80% of the net new jobs annually.

Think what that means for our community and how we can improve it by supporting our local small businesses!  And we don't have to wait for Shop Small Business Saturday!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Just in time for the holiday season!

Are you playful?  Do you love beautiful plants?  Then we have the perfect special for you! 

It's our pick-your-own-discount special and you can save up to 50%!

Simply pull a discount at random from our container of discounts just before we ring up your purchase.  Discounts range from 10% to 50%.

Come in and play the game!

There are a few restrictions:

In-store purchase only.  No double discounts.  Some exclusions apply.  Expires 12/31/14.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What is it?

Some plants are so different that you almost have to stop and look at them.   Like this staghorn fern.   Its fronds resemble antlers and can grow three feet long.  The plant is an epiphyte which means it grows on another plant but not as a parasite, only for mechanical support. It gets its nutrients from the rain, air, dust and so on.  In nature, they are usually grow on trees but people often grow them on plaques or in baskets with some peat or other organic material under it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What’s beautiful and looks like a big insect? And no, it isn't scary!

Say hello to the butterfly orchid, also known as as Oncidium Papilio (Psychopsis).  Not only does this orchid have a striking similarity to a butterfly, if you look closely at the bloom, it appears to have a face!

Butterfly orchids are different from many other types of orchids in that they have one bloom per spike but when one falls off, another flower usually pops up right away.  That’s because a future bud is forming behind the mature one.  

These plants are easy to care for and love bright, filtered light.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you for 42 years of being able to serve you!  It's our 42nd anniversary and to show our appreciation we are giving a special discount for this week - 30% off plants and containers during the week of September 15 through 21.  See the flier below for specifics.

And if you are in the Sacramento area, join us for our Customer Appreciation Party on September 17 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Exotic Plants.  There'll be fun, good things to eat and prizes!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Want to get more done?

Although studies over the years have concluded that plants in the workplace will increase productivity, new research has the statistics to prove it.  When plants were added to Spartan-type offices, productivity increased by 15%.

This new study was the first to test the idea in real offices.  It was conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland, Cardiff University, the University of Exeter and the University of Groningen.

According to Professor Alex Haslam – one of the study’s coauthors – the study challenges modern business ideas that a lean office is a more productive one. He was quoted in the UQ News as saying, “Modern offices and desks have been stripped back to create sparse spaces - our findings question this widespread theory that less is more – sometimes less is just less.”

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Living on air!

Remember when you were a child and everything seemed so new and amazing?  I feel that way about air plants.  A plant that grows in air AND is beautiful!

Tillandsia (the official name) come in many varieties and sizes and are very easy to care for.  Simply submerge them in water for 10 minutes once a week and give them medium light.  They look great displayed on pebbles, in shells, branches or driftwood -- let your imagination take over!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Come celebrate with us!

Join us for our 42nd Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party on Wednesday, September 17th, 5:00 - 7:30 pm in our store!  There'll be fun, good things to eat and prizes!  We'd love the chance to meet you in person!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Orchids - did you know?

Did you know that although many people think orchids are tropical plants, you can find them growing on just about every continent -- except Antarctica.  They come in an amazing variety of sizes.  The smallest are no bigger than a thimble while one type can grow to 20 feet tall!

Here is one of our mini-orchids, about 10 inches including the pot.  We even have one under 7 inches.  That will fit just about anywhere!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Why not celebrate this year a little more with a bang?
Bang for your buck that is.
With a discount like "buy one plant & get the 2nd one for 40% off!" it only makes sense to go green.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The date of the workshop has changed!

Hey Sacramento!
Since the original date of our workshop is the day AFTER the 4th of July, we decided to re-schedule it for July 12th. This way it's doesn't conflict with your FIREWORK weekend. 
Sorry for the misunderstanding, but we hope this makes things easier for you. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

DIY Terrarium Workshop

That's right folks! Our Do It Yourself Terrarium Workshop is back!
Discover what it takes to create your very own mini glass garden. 
Call us for your free seat! 916.922.4769

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Which plant is the best to have indoors?

The Sansevieria

The Sansevieria is an ideal plant for indoor spaces because it is a superb air purifier. Studies, including those performed by NASA, have consistently shown the plant to remove toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and nitrogen oxides—which means that industries and workspaces such as automotive plants and shops, aircraft plants, plywood, carpeting, paint makers and sellers, printing, and offices, where these chemicals abound in the products produced and used, would greatly benefit by keeping several Sansevieria around. NASA, whose study purposed to determine how to clean the air in space stations, recommends at least 15 to 18 medium-to-large size plants for a 1,800 square-foot home.

The plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. In fact, the Sansevieria is an ideal bedroom plant. Whereas most other plants release carbon dioxide at night (in the absence of photosynthesis), the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this Monday and we're so excited to celebrate!
And of course we want you guys in on it too. So let's go all out this year with a BANG!
Receive $10 off your purchase!* And discover how plants can really make anyone's day memorable.

* When you spend a purchase of $40 or more. Some exclusions may apply. No double discounts. Expires May 31st.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friends and Family SALE

Hey Friends and Family.
Spring is settling in and we're starting to see some amazing growth from this warm weather. Blooms of various colors and textures are creating an incredible sight in our shop. Not to mention some exotic foliage is springing up too. Over all there are amazing changes happening and with a new shipment just in, discover some of May's sweetest secrets.

Which is why we want to give you guys something sweet!
$10 off your purchase of $40 or more.

Treat yourself to something beautiful this May. After all, we want our Friends and Family to have the best! Because you guys are the best!

Friday, April 25, 2014

We're on Etsy!

Etsy is a well known online shop for handmade and vintage items.
And we have the best of both worlds. With a variety of antiques and plants at our shop, we're limited to who we can reach. Now, we can reach further with the help of Etsy!

Our shop is still in it's formative stages. But we think we have a good start.
Go ahead and check out what we have and leave any comments on what types of things you would like to see.
We would love to create something for you!

Arbor Day

Welcome back Arbor Day!

"It's been 135 years since J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever" -

We know how important trees are. They are what gives us shade on hot days, strong limbs for fun swings, a home for many animals, and even the air we breathe. We need a day to appreciate all the great things trees do. And Arbor day is here.

Discover what you can do to show your appreciation.
Go on to the website below and do these little things that make a BIG difference!

Friday, March 28, 2014


It seems that all over the place, left, right and center, people are coming up with DIY everything.
The most popular out of the mishmash is terrariums. Little plants in cute containers, whether hung or grounded, are growing popularity faster than you can say "weeds"! They get pretty creative too - plants from succulents to the tiniest ferns and blooms! Although with all of those self-help, do-it-your-self, 5 steps blah blah blah, to make your own terrarium can be pretty confusing for which one to go to. For that matter, most of those DIY out there are giving you their design! Wouldn't it be much better having the ability to create your own - from scratch!?

Well that's what we were thinking. Which is why Kifumi Keppler, owner of Exotic Plants will be hosting her very first DIY Terrarium Workshop. We believe that creativity is the most important thing to have. Hence, we have developed this workshop to instill yours! To create the most fun plant trend of 2014!
Large varieties of containers, rocks, sand, and the most adorable plants are waiting for you to learn the skills and build your very own one-of-a-kind terrarium!
The best part of it is that it's FREE. Seats are limited though, so be sure to call asap to reserve yours before they're gone!


Saturday, May 3rd. 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: Exotic Plants. 1833 Howe Avenue Sacramento, CA 95825


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Semi-annual Bonsai Workshop

Hi Sacramento!
This season has been very interesting. Our plants right now are a bit confused; from last weeks drought to today's flash flood, they're not quite sure what to make of it.
However, we're still very excited what all this water will bring! Green!
Speaking of green, we are delighted to inform  you that our semi-annual bonsai workshop is right around the corner!
Learn from bonsai specialist, Kifumi Keppler, owner of Exotic Plants, on what it takes to be a master!
From watering, triming, lighting, and overall basic care, Kifumi goes over all the fundamentals of Bonsai know-how!

So stop by Saturday, March 5th from 12 - 1:30 pm for a fun and FREE workshop.
Seats are limited so be sure to RSVP at 916.922.4769

See you there!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Succulent Arrangement

Who says Valentine arrangements have to be flowers?

This beautiful arrangement is made with the most unique succulents around, colors of green, white and purple really make it something special.
Which is why we think it's important to give something other than the every year ordinary. We agree that roses and chocolates are an all time classic. However, it's time that we search a-new and discover a new timeless classic one which will blow your loved one away. We're pioneers here - creating the something things no one has ever seen!
So do something else no one else is doing - get inspired. Call us if you need help! 916.922.4769

Friday, January 17, 2014

Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

We're getting ready for Valentine's Day and we think you should too!
With a ton of different orchids and plants to chose from, creating the perfect gift for your loved one will be a breeze! And because it's from Exotic Plants you know it will last and be the best quality!

But our product wont last for long - so order your living arrangement today!

Friday, January 3, 2014


Hey Sacramento! Welcome to 2014. 

The Holidays have come and gone and now we enter a new year with endless possibilities. With Valentines day right around the corner, why not do something different?