Plant Rental Specialists Since 1975...

We are specialists in tropical plant rental and leasing for commercial spaces, special events, and residential interiors. Plants Alive! offers a wide variety of tropical and flowering plants, trees, and planters for all types of events including parties, weddings, sporting tournaments, professional meetings, conventions, and banquets. Winner of the ISES International Esprit Award and six ISES Best Team Awards, we are dedicated to giving you efficient and friendly service at reasonable prices. And you receive our high quality service regardless of the size of your order! That's why quality conscious office managers, restaurant owners, event planners, florists, and caterers throughout the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area consistently choose Plants Alive!

If you have any questions, . Better still, fill out our Online Info Request Form, and we'll get in touch with you to discuss your upcoming event. You can also give us a call at 301.598.3843.

Plant Rentals, Trade Shows, Commercial Installations


Plants Alive! In The News

Plants Alive! was recently showcased in a segment on WUSA-TV9, Washington, D.C.'s CBS affiliate. Watch the interview with company owner Jeff Kushner here, or on the WUSA website.

USA Today CoverJeff has found himself in the news on several other occasions. For instance, Plants Alive! was one of the participants in the ISES Capital Awards Gala, which garnered a front page mention in USA Today! You can read the article in its entirety by clicking the USA Today photo. (pdf file)

Plants Alive! was also involved in the 2009 Obama Inauguration celebrations. Read that story here.

There's a small photo gallery at the website where you can see a few of Plants Alive's designs for the recent St. Patrick Episcopal Day School's auction and dinner. See these photos here.

Links to other articles featuring Jeff which range from discussing the success of Plants Alive! to caring for indoor plants, can be found on our "In The News" page.


Go Green With Plants Alive!

Everyone's concerned about the environment these days. Here at Plants Alive!, "going green" is much more than a catchy slogan - it's a way of life. We use environmentally conscious methods to care for our plants year-round. These include:

  • Watering by hand with water from our own well
  • Fertilizing by hand, using no harmful chemicals in the process
  • Composting all plant waste (trimmings, etc.) for use as a soil additive
  • Recycling more than 80% of the soil we use
  • Re-using or recycling nearly all non-plant material we use to construct our designs

With proper care, many plant varieties live for several years, becoming more beautiful over time. When you choose Plants Alive!, you are choosing a company that is doing all it can to help our planet do the same thing.


VW International Meeting
Featured Projects

We recently took our designs to Volkswagen's Annual International Meeting at their new factory in Chattanooga, TN. The photos in this slideshow will give you some idea of the scope of this complex event. Click the image to view this project.


VCMI Fundraiser


Here we have a very intricate "Rainforest" design, which was done for Victory Ministries International's 2011 fundraiser. This was another multi-design project; in addition to the rainforest, we also added some plants to their sanctuary for this event. Click the image to view this project.


McLean Community Center


Kudos to our Commercial division team for this inventive solution to the plant problem at the McLean Community Center! You won't believe these are silks!! Click the image to view this project.


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Ideas You Can See

Let our Commercial division show you how beautiful your office space can look with our new visualization software! We start by photographing various areas of your environment, then use the software to add various plants to those photos. Click on the images to enlarge, click again to close...

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A Spathiphyllum is added to a cubicle corner
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6 Golden Pothos in 2 rectangular "Topsider" Boxes added to a partition

To put this innovative concept to work for you, contact us at 301.598.3843 today!


Decorative Planters

Make your event's design really stand out with these decorative planters! We have several beautiful styles and sizes to choose from. Click on the images to enlarge, click again to close...

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An Areca Palm In Our New Dark Poly-Granite Egg Pot Planter
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Ferns & Foliage In Our New Poly-Granite Planters
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Our New Poly-Granite Planters
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Ferns & Foliage In Tall, Square Poly-Granite Planters
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4' Pittusporum In A Heavy Poly-Granite Planter

You can see other new items available from Plants Alive! (including our new Fishtail Palm) in the "New Additions" gallery on our Plant Rentals page.


Corcoran Ball LinkAnatomy Of A Ball

One of Washington, D.C.'s most glamorous events is the Corcoran Ball. We've worked on this event for several years now, and each year is something special. If you've ever wondered what goes on during the preparation for an event this size, you might enjoy our "Anatomy Of A Ball" slideshow. You can view our slide show by clicking here. (After you view the show, simply click "Close Page" to return here).



Langley High School has been using Plants Alive! for the last ten years for Graduation at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

Plants Alive! and all of their employees, from the office staff, to the owners, to the employees who set up at Constitution Hall and, especially, Stacy Fox, who has helped us personally the last 4 years, has an outstanding reputation and has provided us with excellent service. Their honesty and integrity, the professional manner in which the staff conducts its business, as well as their price-competitiveness makes them a perfect fit for Langley High School.

Thank you for being the best there is!

Nancy Schultz
Graduation Coordinator, Langley High School

Plants Alive! provides a consistent supply of good quality plants and floral on all of our trade shows. They are quick to react to the changes and additions that are prevalent on trade shows.
Tim McGill
President, Hargrove, Inc

Working with Plants Alive! has added value to us, for their services provide Ridgewells with another dimension in what we can provide our clients. I know I can expect an event with spectacular foliage. Their plants are unique and top quality, they deliver on time and pick up on schedule and their prices are the most competitive in town!!
Susan Lacz

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