Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where are you located? Can I pickup my order?
We're based out of Pickering, Ontario but we're online only. This helps keep overhead low and we can pass those savings on to you.
If you wish to pickup your order we offer local pickup for free at 1822 Whites Rd. in Pickering. Choose this option at checkout and we contact you with pickup instructions including date and time. (Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm)
2. Where do you ship?
We ship to anywhere in Canada.
3. How quickly will I get my plants?
This depends on when you place your order and where you are in Canada. We ship plants every Monday and then it can take several days if you're on either coasts. Those living closer to Toronto will receive their plants sooner.
4. Do you have an order minimum?
Yes, we have an order minimum (calculated before shipping and tax). The minimum order requirement for shipping is $40. There is not minimum for local pickup.
5. What are your shipping costs?
Shipping is flat rate across Canada. As your order total grows, the shipping cost decreases. See our shipping page for more information.
6. When will you get more of XYZ?
We update our stock almost weekly. However, we're dependent on what our importer brings so we can't guarantee that a plant will be available by a particular date. If you're looking for multiple plants that are out of stock, send us a note and we'll respond to you as soon as possible. You can always checkout or event calendar found here to see when our next shipment is.
7. Do you pre-treat for snails and other pests?
Yes, we pre-treat our plants prior to shipping.
8. Why are my leaves yellowing and dying?
There are a few potential reasons: a) Firstly, some plants are grown out of water and go through a transition-phase once they're submerged. As part of this transition, some leaves may yellow and fall off. As long as you see new, green growth no need to worry. b) Secondly, being in a dark box for several days can cause some yellowing of older leaves. Just remove these yellow leaves and watch for new, green growth. c) Lastly, some plants drop some leaves when they're moved from one aquarium to the next due to a change in water parameters. Typically they'll go through an adjustment phase and then resume growth. This behaviour is more likely for advanced plants and rare for easy plants such as java moss, java fern, swords, vallisneria.
9. How do I redeem Aqua-Points?
When you've earned enough points you can redeem them in the form of a coupon e.g. $5, $10, or more off your purchase. To redeem your points, log into your account and then click on the aquapoints icon at the bottom left of the screen. In the pop-up window that opens, scroll down and look for a green "view" button. If this button is visible, click on it to convert your points to a coupon code. Enter the coupon code (e.g. "$5.00 OFF 8c6l583ef6g8" when you checkout (before submitting payment). See Example video Here
10. Where are my Aqua-Points?
Points are deposited once your order status has changed from "Awaiting fulfillment" to "Shipped" or "Completed"
11. What are my shipping options and what are the differences?
We offer both EXPRESS and REGULAR shipping options. Express shipping not only ensures your parcel arrives to you more quickly, but it also ensures you under our 'Dead On Arrival' Policy. In the unlikely event that a plant perishes during shipping, you will receive 110% back in store credit for the plant in question. In contrast, Regular shipping takes a bit longer to arrive and does not ensure you under the DOA policy in the event a plant arrived dead. We use Canada Post, UPS and FedEx.
12. I have a DOA to claim, how do I proceed?
In the unlikely event of a DOA (Dead On Arrival) Please send pictures of plants in their original condition at time of arrival to firstname.lastname@example.org Our team will review and provide you a response within 24 hours.