Grow Your Own Toilet Paper

We provide cuttings of the Toilet Paper Plant (Plectranthus barbatus/blue spur flower/boldo) or seeds of mullein which you can plant at home and have your own supply of TP growing freely and abundantly.

See the Description section below to learn about the Toilet Paper Plant!

IMPORTANT: Read the Description and the Important Plant Details sections below to understand what you are ordering and how it will be sent. We are dealing with life here – live plants – and we have great respect for this life and hope to foster respect for these plants in all who we provide plants to. Please read the Shipping and Refund Policy before placing an order. 

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Description

We are elated to provide you with the Toilet Paper Plant to help you break free from consumerism!

We provide cuttings of the Toilet Paper Plant (Blue Spur Flower/Plectranthus barbatus/Boldo) or seeds of mullein which you can plant at home and have your own supply of TP growing freely and abundantly.

Blue Spur Flower: We provide you with 3 cuttings. This plant is one of the hardiest plants that we work with in Florida. With a propagation rate consistently above 70%, 3 cuttings is basically a guarantee that at least one, but most likely 2 or 3 cuttings will be viable to turn into a bountiful Toilet Paper Plant. We estimate that just these 3 cuttings can turn into a complete toilet paper supply for a small family within a year’s time. 

Mullein: We provide you with a seed pack of mullein. Mullein is very easy to grow from seeds and self-seeds to get established on your land.

We provide detailed instructions for how to plant the seeds or cuttings.

Visit our website to learn more about the Toilet Paper Plants!

How to Plant and Care for the Toilet Paper Plant (blue spur flower)

How to Plant and Care for Mullein – Toilet Paper Plant of the North

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IMPORTANT: Read the Description and the Important Plant Details sections below to understand what you are ordering and how it will be sent. We are dealing with life here – live plants – and we have great respect for this life and hope to foster respect for these plants in all who we provide plants to.

IMPORTANT: Read the Shipping and Refund Policy before placing an order.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 4 × 1 × 9 in
Number of Plant Cuttings

3 plant cuttings, 3 plant cuttings + Mullein seeds, 6 plant cuttings, 8 plant cuttings, Mullein seeds only

Shipping & Refund Policy

Shipping Policy:

We ship orders of blue spur flower Toilet Paper Plant cuttings twice monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

We ship mullein seed orders weekly on Tuesdays.

We ship via USPS Ground Advantage from our nursery in Orlando, Florida. USPS Ground Advantage Mail typically takes 2-5 business days to arrive.

We ship plants and seeds to United States addresses only. Due to regulations and high costs of shipping internationally it is not feasible for us to send outside of the US.

Note: If you order multiple items, you may receive multiple packages as we are currently operating as a grassroots from multiple locations.

All the packaging, including the tape, is 100% compostable. Here is our simple guide on how to compost at home.

Returns and Refunds Policy:

We are a very small team here at Regeneration, Equity and Justice in service to Earth, humanity and our plant and animal relatives. We are not for profit and 100% of your donation is used in service. We are not a nursery and we do not sell plants. Our mission is to provide food liberation for those who truly need it and your support through this donation helps us to do just that!

We do not have the capacity to process and accept returns. All orders and donations are final. 

We take responsibility for providing clear and integral information and sending you what you order. From there, the responsibility is yours to utilize the resources you receive. 

Please read the item descriptions and shipping information thoroughly before placing your order and making a donation. 

100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.

For support or questions on your order email shop@robingreenfield.org.

Important Plant Details

Blue Spur Flower is a semi-tropical plant.

The Toilet Paper Plant (Blue Spur Flower) grows well in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11. Growing this plant in zones 7 and below is an experiment at this point. A deep freeze will kill this plant. It can tolerate frosts. However, It can be grown in a pot and brought indoors for freezes. It could also be grown outdoors and small plants started through the summer could be potted up to grow indoors each winter to return to the garden at the right time in the spring (depending on how long your winter is). We are happy to offer the plant to anyone regardless of growing zone, as long as you are aware that this is the case. We will be collecting data this year and doing  research on growing in zone 7 and below to find the boundaries of where the plant has had success. These reportings will be updated on the website.

If you live in zone 7 or colder we recommend ordering the plants in the spring or early summer only, not the fall. For planting in colder climates in the spring, plant indoors and move outdoors only after the last risk of frost has passed. 

Before ordering, please understand that the Blue Spur Flower will be killed with a deep freeze and is sensitive to freezing temperatures.

Read How to Plant and Care for the Toilet Paper Plant

Mullein is for colder climates. A note on planting times.

If you are ordering mullein, make sure to read the growing instructions for best planting time and best chance of success.

Read: How to Plant and Care for Mullein – Toilet Paper Plant of the North

How Your Cuttings Will Arrive

The cuttings that we send have the leaves removed and are either completely brown or partly brown and partly green. These are the best cuttings for growing new plants and for shipping.

See the bottom of this page for a visual of a brown cutting.

When they are brown they are not dead. To check if they are alive, simple scratch the skin gently. If it is green underneath, that means the cutting is still alive. You can also cut a small cross-section off from the bottom of the cutting to see if it is green inside.

For a visual of a brown cutting, see the photo on the bottom of How to Plant and Care for the Toilet Paper Plant (Plecranthus barbatus)

Potential for Minor Skin Rash

Some people have reported a rash from using the Toilet Paper Plant / Blue Spur Flower on their butt. At the same time many, many thousands of people use it for toilet paper. If you are sensitive to plants, we suggest rubbing it on your wrist to see if you have a reaction first. The rashes we heard of were minor discomforts that lasted for short periods of time. We will do more research on this, however it is not of concern to us in comparison to the benefits of this plant.

Invasive Potential of Blue Spur Flower

We have read that the Toilet Paper Plant / Blue Spur Flower can be invasive however we have never seen it to be invasive in Florida or heard of it being invasive in Florida. It would not become invasive in any regions with freezes as it dies back from freezes. We do not think that the Toilet Paper Plant / Blue Spur Flower would be invasive anywhere that we provide the plant to on Turtle Island (the United States).