(Pot) size matters…!

We are often asked for ‘tubestock’, because tubes (being small plants) cost less. However, beware… it is very likely false economy.

The 140mm pot (which is larger than a tube) is the smallest size (and hence the cheapest plant) that will ensure survival and success at planting. Buying your plants in tubes is false economy if they don’t grow, or worse still if they die.

That is why the bulk of Yuruga’s plants are sold in 140mm pots, and why only a small range of our plants are available to you in tubes.

You will notice that our Yuruga stocklist contains only a very small range of tubes. We don’t sell the bulk of our plants (eg lilly-pillies, grevilleas, banksias etc) to the public in tubes. Why not?

It’s because we care about the survival and success of your planting. As a general rule, most plants in tubes are too young to survive and grow successfully. They need to be bigger to guarantee success. Hence the standard 140mm diameter pot (which is much bigger than a tube) is the preferred pot size for selling to the public, for good reason.

Young plants are like young people… they need to be big enough before they can be sent out into the world to fend for themselves. Just as a two-year old child is not big enough for school, young plants in tubes are not usually well-enough developed for planting out until they reach the 140mm pot size.

The 140mm pot (which is larger than a tube) is the smallest size (and hence the cheapest plant) that will ensure survival and success. Buying your plants in tubes will be false economy if they don’t grow, or worse if they all die. That is why the bulk of Yuruga’s plants are sold in 140mm pots.

We know this from 30 years of experience, and we care about the success of your planting.