Your order will be placed on greenhouse hold because we can’t ship tropical plants “to or through” freezing temperatures. If you’re in the southern part of the country, we watch to make sure temperatures in Memphis stay above about 30; in the northern parts of the country, we watch Chicago because it is a major postal hub. Our top priority is making sure that your plants arrive healthy! If you order be aware that we will be shipping first-come, first-served this spring when it finally gets warm enough to ship again.
Please be sure to read our Plant Replacement Policy before purchasing live plants.
Neem seedlings are our best value — and you’ll be amazed at how fast they grow!
They’ve survived the difficulties of sprouting and now have been transplanted into their own pots so they’re ready to grow. Most of our neem seedlings are root-bound so they’ll appreciate being transplanted into one- or three-gallon pot as soon as you get them. They’re not quite ready to put in the ground, even in tropical climates, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly a neem seedling grows once it’s out of a small pot.
You can place an order to be at the top of what is typically a long waiting list when it finally warms up, but we can’t tropical plants “to or through” places with freezing temperatures for the upcoming week. That means if you want a tree in sunny San Diego but it’s just 16 degrees in Memphis, the truck carrying your neem seedlings is almost sure to spend the night in a frozen cold place and they will arrive dead. If you’re in northern California, we check temperatures in Chicago for the same reason. In the northeast, we’ll check your destination before we decide to ship. Fresh leaves, for some reason, handle freezing beautifully so we can ship them year-round, but neem chew sticks turn mushy if they freeze so we follow our plant-shipping policy with them.
GROWING TIPS: Soil should always be a premium potting mix — not topsoil — without any “water managing” properties. Fertilizer should be balanced with the three numbers in big print somewhat equal. For instance, chemical fertilizers are usually available in a 20-20-20 formula. You may need to mix and match with organics, balancing fish emulsion with bone meal and kelp.
OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS: Please contact us before placing an order. Some customers, including those in Canada, Mexico, and the EU must pay for a $60.00 phytosanitary inspection before trees or living plants can be shipped. We’re trying to compile a list of growers in other countries, please Contact Us, if you grow neem you would like to sell.
Please contact us immediately if your plant arrives damaged in shipment. If your plant becomes sickly or fails to thrive, please let us know immediately. We’ll need photos and growing conditions to help you save your plant.
We replace living plants at our discretion within the first three months, once we are sure that you have properly cared for the plant following our directions. We do require that you pay shipping costs on the plant unless it arrives damaged and we can file a claim with the USPS for replacement.
General neem tree growing directions: https://neemtreefarms.com/growing-neem/
For neem in central Florida: https://neemtreefarms.com/neem-in-central-florida/
For neem in California and Arizona: https://neemtreefarms.com/neem-in-california-and-arizona/
Plant shipping policy is located here: https://neemtreefarms.com/plant-replacement-policy/