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Tubestock Plants Online - What is Tubestock and Why to Buy it?

Tubestock Plants Online - What is Tubestock and Why to Buy it?

"What are Tubestock Plants?" Explained.

Tubestock plants are smaller plants that are more likely to be seen in a wholesale production nursery. They're grown in smaller nursery grow pots to encourage a fully established root system before they're ready to go into the ground or a pot at your place. Without fully established root systems there is a higher risk of your plant not surviving when planted in the ground. Most nurseries buy tubestock (smaller nursery pots) from a wholesaler to then grow up into larger sized pots to then sell onto the public. We're just taking out the middle man. No risk for you, we hold the stock longer so they have a well-established root system.

Hands holding a plant showing established root system of a tube stock plant

What is tubestock planting?

Tube stock planting is when you decide to purchase smaller plants in bulk and save on the elbow grease, money & time. Tubestock just means that is the size pot you are purchasing. It is not always a good indicator of the size of the plant. The longer the plant stays in that pot the larger it will be. We grow them over a longer period to make your job easier.

Soooo a plant in a tube can often be as large or at times even larger than a bigger pot (eg 125mm or 140mm pot).  Depending on the nursery, premium tubestock will have fully established root systems and be ground ready to roll, they can even catch up to the big ones in no time! Just make sure you water them well before you plant into the ground so they don't dry out. At PIAB we follow you for the first 30 days of your plant's life and guide you through. It's like having your own Garden Coach.

A size guide to tube stock plants


Where do you buy tubestock plants?

A great place to buy tubestock is online - yep welcome to the new age of buying plants online. Our nursery cares about the plants we grow and sell so if you are looking to expand your garden you can be confident you will be receiving a very happy box of plants in the mail when you buy with us. Tubestock plants are great garden fillers. We also have a great range of indoor plants to buy online.

You may have purchased a few larger plants for the garden but your wallet just can't quite squeeze out the extra dollars for any more, this is when buying tubestock plants online is a much more affordable way to quickly fill a space in your garden or instantly bring nature inside the home. We guarantee that all our plants will arrive fresh, sun-hardened and ready to roll at your place. Buying plants online has never been this fun or this easy. Plus it's free shipping to most states of Australia.

How do you plant tubestock plants?

Now, this is where you will thank us, smaller plants mean smaller holes to dig. On arrival, water your tubestock plants from the bottom up - simply place your tubes in a sink or large container of water approx 4-5cm (1.5-2 inches) deep and then let your mail-order plants soak up the goodness from the bottom of their pots. Ten to 15 minutes should do the job.

Gently squeeze or tap the plant out of its tube with two fingers supporting the stem. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and twice as deep as the tube, water lightly after planting, (making sure your roots are well watered before they go into the ground). Fill in your hole and make sure your mulch is sitting far enough away from the stem so as not to cause any rotting of the stem. It will also form a little well to catch the water to percolate down to the root zone.

Now sit back and watch your new tube-stock plants grow...

A tubestock plant being surrounded with new soil
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