Why is the checkout price different than the displayed price?
Blue Caribou is based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our website uses location-based pricing. That means if you are in the United States, you will see the price in U.S. dollars (USD). However when you reach checkout, you will be charged in Canadian dollars (CAD). On your credit card statement, the charge will be displayed in USD. For current exchange rates please see xe.com
How do you water your plant?
It's easy. We always keep our plant friends in a plastic liner (that plastic pot your plant came in when you brought it home from the shop) for a couple of reasons. First, it makes watering your plant a breeze. When it comes time to water our botanical buddies, we just need to slip their plastic liner out of its pot and head to the sink, bathtub, or outside stoop. We then can give them all good drink without worrying about overwatering and/ getting the floor/carpet/window sill all wet. The second reason for keeping the plant "potted" in its plastic sleeve, is that it will keep your "real" plant pot nice. Win-win, in our books.
Why do you powder coat your plant stands?
Unlike liquid and spray paint, powder coating forms a more resilient bond to the steel resulting in a longer- lasting finish. We want to offer you a product that will probably outlive your plant. For those interested in a more detailed explanation of powder coating, we suggest checking out Wikipedia.
Can I use your plant stands outside?
Yes. Your piece has been professionally powder coated producing a strong, smooth and long-lasting finish. However, any item's appearance can expect to be diminished if exposed to the elements. With that being said, we encourage you to surround yourselves with plant friends indoors and bring the outdoors in.
What if my pot has a drip tray?
Our Tofino and Naramata have flat surfaces which are best suited for pots with drip trays.
How do I know which size pot/vase/container works best with your plant stands?
We list the dimensions of each stand in the product description on our website. As a general rule, our Tofino and Naramata plant stands allow for a greater range of pot sizes and shapes due to its flat surface. Our other styles are designed for you to place your pot inside a ring which requires more exact sizing.
How do I care for my raw steel hairpin legs?
We hand build our hairpin legs using raw steel so that you can finish the product to your liking. As raw steel will get surface rust over time, we suggest you paint or clear coat the legs. If you do have surface rust, a light rub with Scotchbrite or 220 grit sand paper will remove it.