Famous right now with their 20 hectares nursery in Quezon are business partners Horticulturists Boyet Ganigan and Dr. Fernando Silvestre, Jr., who are not just helping the community right now by providing affordable and accessible local and imported plants but are also innovating in their own way.
Many became plantitos and plantitas, individuals who love to collect and plant ornamentals last year during the height of this global health crisis to ease the anxiety brought by this pandemic.
So the arrival and launching of different branches of Arid and Aroids became very popular because of the growing demand for plants.
Grace Bondad Nicolas – the first female President of American Association of the Philippines, Business & Lifestyle writer of different broadsheets nationwide, entrepreneur, host, blogger, and plantita – interviewed one of the co-founders of Arid and Aroids, Boyet Ganigan at Silang, Cavite, the main showroom with endangered and one of a kind plants globally.
“We have 400 registered resellers and all are very passionate at what they do to serve the customers. We’re here to give accessibility and that’s why we’re checking different sites to put our collection to showcase and sell the plantitos and plantitas. Soon we will be in Cebu. We will soon have a one-of-a-kind marketplace where the customers can just use a cart and pick their favorite plants. We will also provide other materials for planting. We just launched our showroom in Alabang and recently finished one in Baguio,” Boyet Ganigan enthusiastically shared.
Their landscaped showroom showcased the different varieties of local and imported plants which became more amazing with Administrator Vrent Garcia touring around guests discussing the origin, prices, and stories of each plant, from the local Php50 variety to the imported Php2M per pot rarity.
A soon-to-be coffee shop is under construction in the area to cater to guests who just like to discuss their favorite plants while enjoying the scenery, like you’re inside a jungle with so much variety to inspire all plant lovers.
“I am in awe at Arid and Aroids because of the different varieties they are showing to the public. These are precious plants. Not only that, for me as a collector, I’m amazed at their selections. Also, it’s better to visit their branches, choose your fave, and bring it home satisfied. Also, very affordable and so many to choose from. I love the landscaped showroom, which gives you an idea about what to do in your homes and gardens. Very artistic and innovative. Definitely, all who will visit will have something after with happiness,” raved gorgeous Grace Nicolas.
According to Boyet, what makes these premium plants exceptional is that not only are they tended and locally propagated by them, but this is also the first time that they will be offered to the public. There are new different forms, shapes, and kinds of plant varieties that only the nursery locally propagates, like the rare Philodendron esmeraldense which you can find among tree branches but are now mostly endangered and may only be seen now in Silang, Cavite.
Arid and Aroids Branches
• 520 Hoyo Road, Tartaria, Silang Cavite
• 9035 Brgy Paco San Rafael, Bulacan
• Arid and Aroids The Village Square Alabang