Terms of Service

Who We Sell To

We are a wholesale company that does not charge sales tax. In order to comply with state laws we must certify that you intend to use these plants in one of the following three ways:

  • Raw Materials—Starter plants and supplies are used as an element of your finished retail product.
  • Items to be Resold—These are items where the end consumer will pay sales tax at the point of purchase.
  • Non-profits—Sales made to non-profits (like schools, clubs, and churches) are always exempt from sales tax.

Simply stated, if you are the end user, we are unable to sell to you because of state laws.

Ship Dates

The greenhouse industry standard for scheduling orders is by week number. In order to simplify the process, we schedule our orders by the Monday of that week (08-01-2016 was week 31). We do not guarantee that all orders will ship on Monday, but that they will be shipped that week. We ship Monday through Wednesday of each week for rooted orders and Monday through Thursday for unrooted. Orders are usually shipped on the same day in which they are pulled.

Pricing and Additional Fees

Prices shown on the website and in our printed catalog are subject to change without notice. Normally these prices run the length of our season (July1-June30), but summer crops are typically set January 1 - December 31 (including, but not limited to, Christmas cactus, mums, ferns, etc.).

Tags are required for some patented varieties. Any required tags automatically ship with the product and cost of the tag is added to the final invoice amount.

All rooted cuttings are grown in plug trays of 105 cells (billed as 100) or 50 cells (billed at 50). Our minimum order is a total of four trays per shipment. For unrooted cuttings, the minimum order is 600 total cuttings per shipment. These minimum order amounts apply to each ship date for each category (rooted and unrooted). We do not ship rooted and unrooted plants together. If minimum order numbers are not met for each ship date requested, additional charges will apply.

There is a $1.50 per tray boxing charge on all boxed RC orders and $3.00 per box applied to URC orders.

Our preferred shipper is FedEx. If your order requires air freight, an additional $25 fee will be added to cover the cost of delivery to the airport.

We reserve the right to determine the best delivery method for your order. If a North Carolina Farms truck is the most appropriate delivery method, we will automatically select this option.

Freight quotes made online or via telephone are estimates only. Plant heights differ based on crop maturity and growing conditions. Shipping companies also change their fuel surcharge frequently. While we get our numbers right most of the time, we are unable to estimate freight with 100% accuracy. We will charge actual freight at the point of shipment.

Winter Packing: If the weather is cold, we may choose to use an insulated box to protect your plants during shipping. An additional $3.00 per box fee will be added for shipments that require Styrofoam insulation.

We reserve the right to charge a fee for any checks that do not clear the bank (bounced checks). Any customer with a history of bounced checks will become a "pre-pay only" account.

Any claim arising from invoicing must be made within 7 working days.

We reserve the right to charge a monthly fee on any invoice that is more than 30 days past due.

Propagation Rights

It is prohibited to propagate patented varieties without proper licensing and the payment of royalties to the patent-holding breeder. While we make every effort to make this information available on our website and in our catalog, it is the responsibility of the end user to verify propagation rights for each product ordered.


The information included in our printed material, website or any other correspondence is given without warranty. We try to provide useful and accurate information and growing tips, but you should corroborate this information with other experts who understand your micro-climate and growing conditions. All use of this information is at your own risk, for which we shall not be held liable.

Any links found on our website are placed there for educational purposes and your convenience only. We do not guarantee that the information on those sites will not change, and therefore we cannot guarantee accurate information. Again, you should consult a professional for any advice concerning your particular situation.

Any liability for the shipping of plants from our facility is limited to the price of that shipment.


All material published by North Carolina Farms is owned by and licensed to North Carolina Farms. Elements including, but not limited to, photos, images, copy, layout and appearance of anything we publish may not be reproduced without our express written consent.

Any links found on our website are placed there for educational purposes and your convenience only. We do not make copyright claims to any information contained on outside websites.