XPLANTA is having a sale:

Every Saturday in November from 11 am to 4 pm at our house in Colonia Buenos Aires, Manantial 375 (on the main road to Paso Ancho, just after the metal walk bridge across the Cuale River).

  • November 13
  • November 20
  • November 27

100s of plants starting at 10 pesos. Many varieties of tropical fruit trees, traditional medicinal, ceremonial and culinary herbs plus international herbs from Southeast Asia, China, South America, Africa and Europe. These plants were grown to sell at the Vallarta Farmers Market but we have conflicting schedules.

Some examples: lemon grass, ayahuasca, baby hawaiian wood rose, khat, rau om, curry plant, coffee trees, black pepper, yerba mate, centella, basil, jack fruit, lychee, cinnamon, Cuban mint, etc.

We also have some larger, more expensive mother plants we need to sell because they have outgrown our nursery.

100s of books. New fiction, old fiction, how-to, scientific, etc. Prices for books start at 3 pesos and go up. Each week we will be putting out more books from our large collection in storage.

Please email with questions:

Puerto Vallarta Farmer’s Market

We will be selling at the Puerto Vallarta Farmers Market on Saturdays, beginning November 6, from 10 am to 1 pm. Come by and visit. Please email first if you have special plants you are interested in. We do not take everything with us and we are sometimes out of plants.

Vallarta Farmers Market

2nd Annual Vallarta Flower and Garden Show » February 23 to 28, 2010


I (Rick Hepting, the owner of XPlanta) will be speaking on Wednesday, February 23 at 2 pm during this show. I will also be selling plants and seeds.

During the week of February 23rd through 28th, Vallarta Botanical Gardens will host their 2nd annual Flower and Garden Show. This event, running Tuesday through Sunday, takes place at the peak of the Garden’s floral displays and will feature local products from our precious earth, floral designs from top florists. Local florists will compete for prizes in the Hall of Flowers inside the Hacienda.

Educational demonstrations will take place each afternoon at 2 pm. The Garden’s Vivero will be packed with plants for sale, such as coffee, chocolate and vanilla orchid plants, plus blooming orchids, rare plants, handmade baskets, and local pottery.

Everyone is invited to come out to the Gardens to revel in the glories of springtime in the Sierra Madre mountains. There is a $50 peso charge for the general public to enter the Gardens and entry is free for members. There is no additional charge to view the Flower & Garden Show.

A special brunch menu is available from 10am to 2m on Sundays for only $170 pesos and includes one cocktail, cinnamon bun, fresh fruit, local organic coffee and an entrée of your choice from the Brunch Menu.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens is only 35 minutes south of Old Town, located at Km 24 on Highway 200. Public transportation is available every 30 minutes from Old Town. Take the El Tuito – Botanical Gardens bus from corner of Aguacate & Carranza for only $20 pesos.

The Botanical Gardens are open from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Closed every Monday. Telephone 223-6182 for further information.


Tuesday, February 23

  • 2 pm – Robert Price, Founder of Vallarta Botanical Gardens, “Native Plants in the Vallarta Landscape” With a special discussion of the value of beauty in our lives.

Wednesday, February 24

  • 2 pm – Rick Hepting of XPlanta Nursery, “Medicinal & Shamanic Plants of Mexico”

Thursday, February 25

  • 2 pm – Bob Bruneau of Flowers To Go, “Create a Floral Arrangement to Take Home”
  • Fee of $100 pesos includes instruction and all materials for a floral arrangement you take home. Pre-book your spot with Dianna #223-6182

Friday, February 26

  • 2 pm – Jesus Mendez, Naturopathic Medicine & Iris Diagnostico, “Your pH and Health – Local Herbs have the Cure”

Saturday, February 27

  • 2 pm – Luc Vleeracker of Vivero de Frutas Exoticas, “Tropical & Exotic Fruit which will Grow in Vallarta”

Sunday, February 28

  • 2 pm – Sergio Alpenia of Archie’s Wok, Chef & Orchid Nut, “Growing Orchids in Your Home”