Piep’s story began with a friendship. Which is the best way for all stories to begin, don’t you think? A lovely lady named Lisa texted her old friends, Leland and Mackenna, and asked if we knew where to find a Pilea Peperomioides, the quite aptly nicknamed Friendship Plant. Turns out, they were a bit tough to find. Which gave us a crazy idea: we love plants, we always have about a dozen or more random leaves propagating in miscellaneous containers, and we’re pretty hard working—that’s all you need to start a plant business, right?! Well that and a bunch of boring certificates and licenses…
Thus began a very wild, wonderful, plant-filled year. A year of trying all kinds of different propagation methods (ever heard of indirect somatic embryogenesis?), building our own greenhouse, learning more than we thought possible about fertilizer and sunlight and water, and having our first baby (human, not Pilea), all while managing our other business. Along the way, we fell in love with an amazing array of other houseplants, custom pots, gorgeous art, and a bunch of other fun stuff we decided we just had to sell as well. So here we are. A year and a bit later, finally ready to text Lisa again and proudly say, you can find the Friendship Plant here at PIEP (and of course, as the one who got us started on this path, she gets a lifetime supply for free).
Shipping and Returns
All our plants are lovingly hand packaged to ensure safe delivery. We ship all orders within 7 business days of your purchase, and we're working every day to speed up our shipping systems! Contact us before you order if you have any special requests!
We know any online purchase feels like a bit of a risk, and we want you to feel as safe and comfy with your purchase as you do lounging in your favorite pair of sweats. We do all we can to package our products carefully, but in the unlikely event that your plant or other product has been damaged during shipping, you can email us within 48 hrs of delivery with a photo of the damages to email@example.com to receive a new plant or store credit.
Plant Return Policy:
We hope you’ll love your new plant baby and get along better than two peas in a pod, but if you two just aren’t clicking or if your plant dies, we accept exchanges and returns for 30 days after your purchase. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to process your return.
Other Product Return Policy:
We are happy to process returns on 100% of your unused, undamaged purchases within 30 days of your original purchase. Please email us at email@example.com to process your return.
Where do we ship?
We currently ship within the contiguous US. Which basically means all the states except Alaska, Hawaii. We’d love to ship internationally, and we’re working on getting all the messy red tape that accompanies shipping plants to other countries worked out, so stay tuned!
Why does my plant look different from the plants in the photos?
We do our absolute best to provide only the healthiest, lushest, happiest plants to you, but since plants are living things (no, really!), each one is different and has its own little quirks, so there will always be some variation in size, shape, even color. If you feel that your plant arrived damaged, sick, or that we somehow sent you the wrong one, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get everything straightened out!
If you're looking for an indestructible houseplant, the Sansevieria is about as close as you can come with a real plant! Great for beginners, low light, and capable of handling all kinds of abuse, it also is one of the stars of the NASA study on which plants clean the air best! They are incredibly pest resistant and can tolerate almost any temperature or humidity level you'd expect in a home. Add to that their bold, sculptural shape and you've got pretty much the perfect plant for home, office, gifting, and everything in between!
Common Names: Snake Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue
Water: Allow potting mix to dry out at least 50% between watering
Light: Prefers medium levels of indirect light, but can tolerate very low and quite bright light well
Be sure to check out our blog post for even more care tips, propagation methods, and historical tidbits!
Plant comes in 4" grower pot. Terracotta pot not included but available here.
Personal Side Note from Mackenna: Leland and I have left snake plants both in totally windowless bathrooms where the light is rarely turned on AND (accidentally!) in our car's trunk for a week during a 115 degree heat wave and both plants seemed to somehow thrive... They really are the best.
But don't leave them in your trunk. It really was an accident, we promise!