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Positive Gracelee
(1 review)
On Apr 28, 2022, Gracelee wrote:

Ordered two plants from Perry and received them quickly once shipped (I live in Ontario), packed with care and healthy!
I did have some trouble getting quick email responses from Perry, but he does reply and send some great plants, don't fret if he hasn't gotten back to you yet!

Positive NazaAnugwa
(1 review)
On Feb 12, 2022, NazaAnugwa Mississauga,
Canada wrote:

I have ordered twice and they've both been amazing experiences. Order was delivered on time. The live plants were in perfect condition. I'd recommend to anyone, any day.

Positive meganorita
(1 review)
On Nov 7, 2021, meganorita wrote:

Flora exotica carries a wide range of plants - itís hard to pick just one.. so I didnít. I ordered the cacao and vanilla with a high amount of skepticism, as I had attempted to order cacao elsewhere in the past. These plants made it through 5 provinces in a very short period of time, and were well packed and so healthy! Despite some browning on the cacao leaves - it is healthy and happy and will return to green now that itís back in the sun. The vanilla was exactly as promised, and then some.
The prices are affordable and shipping was no problem, even in November!
I am very impressed and will order from here again.

Positive Tivra
(1 review)
On Oct 18, 2021, Tivra wrote:

I have purchased several plants from Floraexotica. Transaction was smooth and efficient. Inquiries were answered and quick shipment followed. Plants arrived
healthy and in good shape. I am also happy to support a Canadian plant company - I had ordered from US in past,
but now that I can obtain the plants I need I am looking forward to buying other plants from this company.

Positive SK287
(1 review)
On Sep 21, 2021, SK287 Newmarket,
Canada wrote:

I ordered four exotic plants; they arrived promptly through Canada Post. The package was very carefully prepared to protect the plants; everything arrived in a very good shape. Plants are healthy and fresh. In addition, Perry sent me growing instructions that were also very helpful.
I will definitely deal with this company again. Thank you guys, you are doing great job!

Positive JiggerW
(1 review)
On Sep 7, 2020, JiggerW Truro,
Canada wrote:

I purchased from both DollarSeed and Flora Exotica this summer. Plants arrived quickly and most seeds grew (sour sop and passion fruits' seeds). Looking forward to getiing more exotic plants next year. Thank you very much for you guys, I now have a bbq betel leaf and chocolate plant.

Positive sbhat
(1 review)
On Sep 6, 2020, sbhat MISSISSAUGA,
Canada wrote:

I recently ordered two rare plants from Flora Exotica. I was little hesitant to order because I was not sure as to the condition of the plants in shipping. I was happy they were promptly shipped on the day of the order by Canada Post expedited parcel with tracking. The parcel got here quickly and the plants in the parcel were in very good condition. So I am happy with the response and the result.

Positive JamCherry
(1 review)
On Jun 6, 2020, JamCherry Ottawa,
Canada wrote:

Barbados Cherry tree safely packaged and delivered to my door without issues. Flowered in less than a year. Great communication with Perry!

Positive lucygrenon
(1 review)
On Dec 11, 2019, lucygrenon montrel,
Canada wrote:

Flora Exotica gave excellent, prompt and accurate replies. Perry is no nonsense, and very informative (how to take care of plants) and to top it off and the best part, the plants are GORGEOUS. I have had a Calomondin plant for 25 years and was desperately searching for replacement ones. I received beautiful/healthy/flowering trees. I am beyond happy! Would definitely recommend.

Positive Sonita
(1 review)
On Sep 23, 2019, Sonita Toronto,
Canada wrote:

I ordered a few plants for Flora and was pleasantly surprised at the fast shipment and professional packaging. The plants were healthy, decent size and in excellent condition when they arrived.

Changed their pot outside a few weeks later and sadly they were attacked by spider mites and I couldn't understand why they were dying. So I emailed Perry at Flora and he was very detailed and helped me out of the mess. Plants are now healthy again and growing well.

Will definitely purchase from them again, overall a very good experience.

Positive droagie
(3 reviews)
On Jun 27, 2019, droagie Verner, ON (Zone 4a) wrote:

I made quite a substantial order from this nursery last year (around 22 plants) and was totally surprised with the size and quality of the plants sent.
These plants (mainly citrus) were well cultivated and all had extensive root systems. I will definitely be ordering from them in the future and have started preparing my next order for next spring.
There are many nurseries I have ordered from over the years (including overseas) and this nursery is one of my top five favourites by far.
Great doing business with you.

Positive AK108
(1 review)
On Nov 6, 2018, AK108 Kingston,
Canada wrote:

Excellent Company! A while back I placed an order for a meyer lemon and most recently I purchased a calamondin orange and I can't say enough positive things about my experiences. Both orders were shipped very quickly and were in excellent condition. They looked so green and healthy! Can't wait to order more in the future.

Positive Aidas
(1 review)
On Oct 31, 2018, Aidas wrote:

Recently I ordered two Finger Lime plants from Perry. The plants were promptly shipped the same day I paid. I received them in less than a week and was so delighted that the plants were very well packed and very healthy looking with lots of very green leaves compared to the ones that I bought a week ago from my local nursery prior to my order from Flora Exotica.

I have been a customer of Perry since 2013 and I must say that he did an awesome job in providing healthy plants, meticulous packaging and an excellent prompt service.

I must also add that his pricing is reasonable for the exotic rare tropicals and other plants.

Flora Exotica is indeed the best place to order rare exotic plants
in Canada

Positive Ron1943
(1 review)
On Aug 24, 2018, Ron1943 Abbotsford,
Canada wrote:

The service was excellent and the plants were excellent also. Shipping was fast and the management was extremely helpful. I definitely recommend Flora Exotica.

Positive trixola
(1 review)
On Jul 31, 2018, trixola Toronto,
Canada wrote:

I ordered a Variegated Monstera from Flora Exotica. Email communication was fast and reliable ó I inquired about the availability of the plant and received a response within a few hours. I placed my order the next day and quickly received confirmation of payment. Shipment was super fast (one day for shipping to Toronto). The plant was carefully and meticulously packed, and it arrived in excellent condition. I would absolutely order from Flora Exotica again.

Positive LynnTrout
(1 review)
On Dec 25, 2017, LynnTrout Montreal,
Canada wrote:

I had a fantastic experience at Flora Exotica !
When I called Perry he invited me to one of his greenhouses where I went to choose an exotic plant as a Christmas gift.
There was a huge choice of exotic fruit and flowering plants of all sizes and prices. Perry took the time to answer all my questions and helped me choose an appropriate plant for my nephew. He followed up with an email of care instructions - so very helpful ! Really great service from a man clearly passionate about plants. I would highly recommend Flora Exotica !!

Positive cydj
(1 review)
On May 2, 2017, cydj kingston,
Canada wrote:

If you are interested in exotic plants this is the place. I ordered seven plants. All arrived in great shape. Packing could not have been better!
Perry was very helpful and delivered exactly what he said he would. I highly recommend Flora Exotica.

Positive bnunes12
(1 review)
On Nov 12, 2016, bnunes12 toronto,
Canada wrote:

I ordered a Meyer Lemon tree from Flora Exotica to Toronto and was skeptical about the shipping at first but when it arrived I was amazed how well the packaging was. The plant arrived quickly, very healthy and fruiting!

The customer service is also very prompt and very polite!
Thanks Perry!

Positive bettybookends
(1 review)
On Sep 29, 2016, bettybookends Victoria,
Canada wrote:

I ordered 2 Medinilla Magnificas from Perry on two separate occasions. These plants are very difficult to find and I was delighted that he had them in stock. He packed them up so well, I was amazed. They arrived exactly when he predicted and a day earlier for my last order. The plants were very healthy, the soil around the plant moist and well wrapped from spillage. The leaves were perfect, not a bend or break in them. I loved that Perry gave me a tracking number so I could follow along where my order way. A wonderful experience. I will be ordering from him again. I also ordered seeds from the onedollarseed store in the past, and the seeds were mailed out quickly and I was very happy with the germination rate. I will be ordering blood lilly bulbs from him in the new year. I cant get enough of Flora Exotica :)

Positive Username12
(1 review)
On Aug 20, 2016, Username12 Regina, SK (Zone 2b) wrote:

Ordering from Perry was quick and easy. I ordered:

1 dwarf pomegranate
1 Meyer lemon
1 Calamondin orange

I exchanged e-mails with Perry on a Sunday, the order shipped on Monday, and arrived on Friday morning. The plants were securely packed and in perfect condition.

I will be buying from Flora Exotica again, and have begun to recommend the company to my friends.

Thank you Perry for providing great plants!

S. MacMillan, Regina SK

Positive spencetl
(1 review)
On Jul 6, 2016, spencetl Toronto,
Canada wrote:

I received my vanilla plant yesterday by Canada Post. It's in excellent condition, and I am looking forward to watching it grow. I experienced a speedy response and good service from Perry. I recommend this company to anyone that is looking for an exotic plant.

In regard to the delivery, I was admittedly skeptical at first, but was pleasantly surprised in the end. The plant came in a small box, with the pot secured to the corner of the box with packing tape. The soil and pot were housed in a tightly secured plastic bag with packing foam keeping the soil in place. The plant itself came with a stick keeping the leaves and vine in place. THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE PLANT AT ALL. I am very impressed, and look forward to ordering from them again.

Positive DevSense
(1 review)
On Jun 1, 2016, DevSense wrote:

As others have mentioned the ordering process is a tad vexing , after emailing a few times over a course of month , finally got hold of Perry on phone and got the order placed promptly .
Again took a few tries mail and finally phone to reach him for withdrawing the order payment .
The plants arrived (3 Citrus + 1 Neem) expertly packed with no damage and good size (higher end of each plant size range) .

In summary , its an effort to reach Perry , but once you get through he is very cordial and the product quality is great .

Positive chen_kiong
(1 review)
On Sep 17, 2015, chen_kiong kitchener,
Canada wrote:

I ordered a total of 5 exotic plants from Flora Exotica within the last four months and all came in perfect conditions and within the specific
time. I couldn't express more thanks to Perry (owner) and recommend him to anyone who need exotic plants or any to that effect.

Positive Minnedosa71
(1 review)
On Jul 13, 2015, Minnedosa71 Minnedosa,
Canada wrote:

I was looking for a specific plant and in my Google search came across FloraExotica. Through shipping charges and last minute additions to my order...Perry answered my inquiries in a courteous timely manner. I received my order in 2 days from 3 provinces away. They were packaged extremely well and the plants were so much bigger than what the description had stated.
I was so pleased that I immediately placed another order...and again, the plants exceeded my expectations.

FloraExotica has 2 thumbs up from me and I highly recommend anyone looking for rare or hard to find plants to give Perry a call, you won't be disappointed.

Positive Starrdust
(1 review)
On Jun 8, 2015, Starrdust Vancouver,
Canada wrote:

Posted on May 12, 2015, updated June 8, 2015
I debated between a Neutral or Negative but decided on Neutral as I still have hope my experience with Flora Exotica will turn out well.

A previous reviewer stated it's a hit-and-miss when trying to contact Perry, and so far after a combination of emails, phone calls and faxes starting from April 8, it's been 1 hit and 6 misses. My only reply from Perry was on April 12, in response to a fax. He emailed me to let me know that the Michelia alba I wanted was available but I would have to wait for warmer weather in May before he could ship, and if I wanted it I should send a PayPal payment. I emailed him back the same day saying I'd sent him a payment and May delivery was ok. No response but I figured there was lots of time for him to get back to me about order/payment confirmation and shipping dates, plus I could always reach him through fax.

On May 8 I tried to fax Flora Exotica to check on my order but the fax machine had been disconnected, and the number listed on the website didn't take voicemail. I've tried calling the cell phone but that mailbox is full. If it wasn't for the previous reviewer who received an order last month, I wouldn't know whether the company is still in business.

Mail ordering should not be this difficult. I hope I will hear back from Perry and get my order completed.

On June 8th, 2015, Starrdust changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

After almost 2 months since paying, my plant order arrived on June 8 in perfect condition without any leaves or branches damaged - I had visions of the box being tossed about while in transit, but no worries, the plant was well-packed and heavy enough to discourage tossing. I owe Perry an apology because after my previous post, he emailed me back to confirm the order and assure me that once the temperatures were warm enough, he'd be shipping it out. I even managed to reach him by phone before he shipped so I now know it's possible to contact Flora Exotica, just maybe not during the super busy spring season.
On Jun 8, 2015, Flora Exotica responded with:

"On May 12, 2015 6:41 PM, Flora Exotica responded with:

We are at the peak of mail-order season. Along with local events at the botanical garden, on Mothers' Day, and the growing of thousands of plants, it is hard to keep up with the work.

The email inbox will get flooded as soon as it is cleared, and the voice mail will get full quickly. The fax machine sometimes get disconnected from WiFi and has to be restarted.

Some plants are too sensitive to cold temperature to be shipped now. Even though BC and QC are warm, somewhere along the truck route still gets frozen temperature at night.

Will get back to you as soon as we can . It's the Spring Rush !!!"

Positive mikemazu
(1 review)
On Apr 22, 2015, mikemazu thornhill,
Canada wrote:

Greetings from Thornhill, Ontario.

Wow, I am so glad that I found Flora Exotica on line. One of the most delightful exotic plants web sites I have encountered. My orders (3 beautiful exotic fruit plants) which was exactly what I was looking for, arrived promptly and in excellent condition. You can tell that all 3 plants are healthy and were excellently packaged. You can see a lot of care went into it, to make the customers happy.

If I had any questions regarding my exotic plants Perry gave me clear and positive information which made my plants happy. All of which was great information. The service as well is excellent.

I highly recommend Flora Exotica for your purchase of exotic plants. You plant lovers can rest assure that the shipping of live plants over long distances is safe and you can be confident that what you recieve is healthy and exactly what you want.

To the team at Flora Exotica, you deserve to be proud of your work to make your customers happy. I will definitely place ALL my future orders only with Flora Exotica.

Thank you.

Positive tm4
(1 review)
On Aug 7, 2014, tm4 Walnut, CA wrote:

Posted on July 24, 2014, updated August 7, 2014
This will be my 3rd transaction with FloraExotica. When you get receive your order, they are generally in good condition. However, getting in touch with them is a hit-miss experience. It takes them a while to respond to emails, the voicemail is typically full. It can get frustrating trying to establish contact.

I ordered a few plants from FloraExotica a year ago and unfortunately, some of the plants did not make it in good shape to me due to to unforeseen shipping delays and it was a really hot summer. Perry was generous enough and offered to ship replacement plants this year.

I emailed them on Oct 7 this year to remind them about the replacement plants and place an additional order. Spoke with Perry a week later at which time he said he has checked inventory and will send me a price quote the next day. Today is Oct 24 and I still have not been able to establish contact with FloraExotica. Sigh! I just hope I get my plants before the growing season is over to give them a better chance of surviving the coming winter.

On August 7th, 2014, tm4 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

First offf - I somehow said October when I caturally meant July.

Finally got in contact with Perry. Apparently they had all gone on vacation and nobody was left to mind the shop. Perry rounded up my plant order, gave me credit for the plants that did not make it through shipping from last year. got the plants in the mail yesterday and the plants were in perfect condition - packed nicely and everyone of them looked like they just got pulled out of the nursery yesterday morning and not two days earlier.

Positive mitchelleel
(1 review)
On Jun 16, 2014, mitchelleel Toronto,
Canada wrote:

The owner Emailed answers to me as often, for any clarification,as needed. He explained and listed his items for sale very well. I was really, really impressed with how he packaged my order so well !!!
The payment was smooth using Paypal and the order was shipped quite quickly.
Thank you again.

Positive alsplant
(1 review)
On May 23, 2014, alsplant Regina,
Canada wrote:

Having lost all my house plants this last January I contacted Flora Exotica and with the help of Perry ordered 5 new plants - from lemon tree to flowering plants to cuttings. I live in western Canada so plants were shipped in May - they arrived on the 20th - it is warm enough to safely ship. They arrived in a huge box with 3 long poles keeping the box intact - all plants were in plastic or paper wrapping and heavily taped up - all plants arrived with no damage. To my surprise all the plants were larger and healthier than I expected - I thought they would all be smaller starter plants - they all look like they have been here for a while - they look great. Thanks to Perry and Flora Exotica for all the help and the plants. I highly recommend Flora Exotica for where ever you live and looking for plants - they do a great job.

Positive ChrisJordan
(1 review)
On May 9, 2014, ChrisJordan Toronto,
Canada wrote:

Hi Perry, I was wondering if you can contact me, I'm interested in ordering some Plumerias. I see that you have small potted Plumerias for $35, I would like to know what type do you have available?

In Toronto, Ontario

[email protected]

Positive caustine
(1 review)
On Dec 31, 2013, caustine Ottawa,
Canada wrote:

I have been searching for a split leaf philodendron for some time and have been having trouble finding one until I came across the Flora Exotica site. They have a flat shipping rate that might seem a little high but you can order more than one plant on the same shipping ticket. I emailed them about my concerns about ordering a tropical plant in the middle of Winter and I must say this company is very good with email communication.
I ordered the plant on a Saturday and received it on the following Monday. It was delivered by car right to my door, and oh boy was it well packaged up. The plant was not only in perfect condition it was much larger all around than what I figured it would be from the site's description....much bigger...well worth the money I payed for it.
I am going to order again in the Spring and this time it will be a bigger order. I have complete confidence in this company now.

Positive KarenMcO
(1 review)
On Sep 3, 2013, KarenMcO Montreal,
Canada wrote:

My whole experience with this company was A1 and professional. My email request was responded to in detail and very quickly. In visiting the location for pick up I was treated with the greatest respect and courtesy. My tip was even refused (amazing?) They went out of their way to re-pot 6 plants for me for no extra charge and the pricing for what I received was extraordinarily reasonable. I would recommend them to anyone and will definitely go back should I need anything else.

Positive bunion
(1 review)
On Jun 28, 2013, bunion Niagara on the Lake,
Canada wrote:

Posted on June 28, 2013, updated June 28, 2013
Posted on November 17, 2011, updated June 28, 2013
I recently ordered two hoya plants from Flora Exotica. My request was answered immediately, I was advised that the plants would only be shipped weather permitting. They notified me when they were shipped with a tracking number giving me precise advice on their journey. They arrived in three days, I was notified immediately thanks to the tracking requested by Flora Exotica. The plants were in perfect condition, packed well, not a leaf broken complete with hangers for the pots and a supply of slow release fertilizer. I'd do business with this company again in a heart beat. They are very professional people, helpful and a pleasure to do business with.


On June 28th, 2013, bunion added the following:

I ordered two clivia plants from Flora Exotica last week. Perry immediately confirmed my order and said that shipment was scheduled for June 25/2013, with time of arrival to be June 28/2013. I received an email from the post office allowing me to track the plants each day during the shipping. I picked them up today June 28/2013 right on time and in perfect condition. One plant was in full bloom, and not one of the blooms were crushed or disfigured. Every leaf on both plants was lush, green and without any damage due to the shipping. I found the entire experience of dealing with Flora Exotica very effortless, from the time I placed the order until the plants were set on the table at my home! It is certainly a plant source that I would recommend especially if you're looking for a rare plant and want quality and care.

On June 28th, 2013, bunion added the following:

I ordered two clivia plants from Flora Exotica last week. Perry immediately confirmed my order and said that shipment was scheduled for June 25/2013, with time of arrival to be June 28/2013. I received an email from the post office allowing me to track the plants each day during the shipping. I picked them up today June 28/2013 right on time and in perfect condition. One plant was in full bloom, and not one of the blooms were crushed or disfigured. Every leaf on both plants was lush, green and without any damage due to the shipping. I found the entire experience of dealing with Flora Exotica very effortless, from the time I placed the order until the plants were set on the table at my home! It is certainly a plant source that I would recommend especially if you're looking for a rare plant and want quality and care.

Positive ylang
(1 review)
On Jun 11, 2013, ylang flesherton,
Canada wrote:

Posted on July 17, 2010, updated June 11, 2013
I have had the pleasure of buying a lot of plants from Perry. This time he was able to get me some tree's that I have been trying to get for years from the states but no one was willing to ship them to Canada I have them now there beautiful and can't say thanks enough. way to go Perry!

On June 11th, 2013, ylang added the following:

I just got a fantastic ylang ylang and a Michelia alba from Perry don't believe any negatives should be on this site .Perry will work with you
Positive Sylvia_A_M
(2 reviews)
On May 26, 2013, Sylvia_A_M Medicine Hat, Alberta,
Canada wrote:

I bought a synsepalum dulcificum bush from Perry at the beginning of May. He promised that he'd send me a plant of at least two feet tall and he also told me that he'd ship it on the 6th of May, which he did! The plant arrived three days later and was almost three feet tall and was in perfect health!! I am 100% happy with ordering from Flora Exotica and I definitely WILL buy from him from now on! Thank you so very much, Perry!!

Positive QuBik
(1 review)
On May 21, 2013, QuBik Quebec, QC (Zone 4a) wrote:

Posted on May 6, 2013, updated May 21, 2013
I contacted Perry many times and he mostly never or rarely answer emails. I had a few questions concerning my order but, I never obtained satisfaction. Each email brought its load of confusion, price changing, unknown shipping cost, etc,. plus some long waiting days before I could reach him.

I really did more than my best to conclude a transaction for plants. Finally, earlier today, I insisted to use UPS as suggested by Perry, instead of Canada Post who doesn't deliver anymore to home in my sector. I asked Perry to get informed about the shipping cost because, I had no idea of the weight and box size he would use for shipping.

The guy told he had no time to deal with this and asked I fix it myself with UPS, he was using Canada Post, that's it. There were so many mistakes in his emails, price changing, etc,. that it provoked an avalanche of emails to clarify the situation.

Flora Exotica is not to be recommended as far as I'm concerned.

On May 21st, 2013, QuBik changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

Finally, I came to an agreement with Perry, ordered a few plants and was more than satisfied about the fast delivery and quality. I repotted my two Impatiens siamniamensis and they nicely recover from the shipping stress. Flora Exotica is definitely the place I recommend.
Positive cfelix
(1 review)
On Oct 30, 2012, cfelix West Kelowna,
Canada wrote:

I was so skeptical about purchasing live plants via mail order across the country! Flora Exotica did a phenomenal packing job. The plants arrived PERFECT. Perry was most helpful with all my questions. Will be ordering again. Thanks Fora E.

Positive mitchellmorse
(1 review)
On Sep 19, 2012, mitchellmorse Vancouver,
Canada wrote:

I was excited to find such an array of exotic plants, and placed my order. I was pleasantly surprised to get my order promptly and in such great condition, as well as a free gift! I would definitely recommend this business. I was skeptical about ordering live plants online, but I was proven wrong. Thank you! Look forward to another order in the future!

Positive lpaquette
(1 review)
On Sep 14, 2012, lpaquette ottawa,
Canada wrote:

Placed my order on tuesday later afternoon and thursday am my plants had arrived . Very happy with the two bird of paradise very healthy exactly as described .Thanks to Perry who answered all my questions and did a excellent job in the packing of the plants ,( canada post had made a mess with the box ) but the plants were not damaged thanks again Perry!!!
Louise from Hammond ont canada

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