Contracted Potting Up & Holding Fees

  • The holding fee is a monthly fee that seeks to recover the additional plant maintenance costs and the cost of the lost opportunity to grow and sell another plant in the space allocated to the plant on hold.
  • The Holding Fee period will depend on the particular plant and the client project timing. See below for the Holding Fee table, it provides indicative maximum holding periods for various plant sizes.
  • The Potting Up of stock is done after consultation with the client about what is best for the plant health and what further project timing delays are expected. Potted Up stock will require a settling period to allow time for establishment of the plant and an indication of this time is shown in the Potting Up Fee table below. No holding fees apply while in this settling period.
  • The Potting Up Fee is based on the difference in price between the potted up size and original size.
  • If an order is delayed over 30 days from the nominated delivery date then the customer should be contacted to discuss the potential option of selling the ordered stock and regrowing the order to meet the new delivery date. If the nursery is unable to on-sell the delayed stock, the client should be charged potting and holding fees for this stock. The holding period will depend on the particular plant and the client project timing. The table below provides some Indicative Maximum Holding Periods by size of plant. The actual holding period will depend on the specific plant.
  • The Potting Up of stock is done after consultation with the client about what is best for the plant health and the project timing. Potted Up stock requires a settling period to allow time for establishment of the plant. The settling period is plant specific.
  • The Potting up fee includes holding the plant for a settling period so the potted up plant can establish itself. If the plant is held longer than the settling period then holding fees will commence based on the potted up size.

Holding fee and Potting up fee tables are shown below:

Holding Fees for Delays

Plant Size

Price per unit/month

Indicative Maximum Holding periods

50mm tube

$0.15

2-3 months

140mm

$0.25

2-4 months

200mm

$0.50

2-4 months

300mm/25L

$1.95

2-4 months

45L

$5.15

3-6 months

75L

$8.65

3-6 months

100L

$12.45

3-6 months

150L

$24.50

3-6 months

200L

$29.80

6 months

300L

$40.00

6 months

400L

$46.00

6 months

700L

$75.00

6 months

1000lt

$125.00

6 months

ex ground / Off Site

Price on application


Potting Up Fees by Size

Original Size

Pot To

Rate per unit

Settling Period

50mm tube

140mm

$4.35

3 months

50mm tube

200mm

$8.60

4 months

140mm

200mm

$4.25

3 months

200mm

300mm

$26.50

4 months

200mm

45L

$85.50

6 months

300mm

45L

$59.00

5 months

300mm

75L

$124.00

6 months

45L

100L

$142.00

6 - 8 months

75L

150L

$245.00

8 - 10 months

100L

150L

$175.00

6 months

100L

200L

$320.00

12 months

200L

400L

$300.00

12 months

400L

700L

$500.00

12 months

* All prices quoted above are ex GST.