46th Annual
International Aroid Society Show and Sale
Held September 16-17, 2023 At Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Miami, Florida, USA

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The annual show and sale features:

  • Opportunities to meet and interact with aroid researchers, breeders, growers, hobbyists and personalities from all over the world.
  • Vendors both local and international. This year we will have vendors from all over the USA, Thailand, Singapore, Ecuador, Japan, and Australia. There are often plants available from botanical gardens and private growers that can be found nowhere else.
  • Guest lectures on Saturday, speaking on various aroid related subjects including plant exploration, growing uncommon genera, and more.
  • Opportunities to see huge specimen show plants up close.
  • The annual IAS Dinner, Drinks, & Auction which includes a guest speaker. Our speaker this year will be Summer Rayne Oakes. Previously featured speakers have included Jay Vannini speaking on Anthuriums, Dr. Marc Gibernau from France speaking on pollination, Wilbert Hetterscheid from the Netherlands speaking on Amorphophallus, Leland Miyano from Hawaii speaking on Philodendrons, Joep Moonen from French Guyana, and many others.
  • The annual IAS auction of rare aroids.
  • Opportunities to see various other aroid related operations in South Florida.

General Info & Tickets

Show & Sale

Dates & Times Saturday, September 16th 10am - 5pm
Sunday, September 17th 10am - 3pm
Location Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, Florida 33156
*Entrance to the garden is through the visitor center at the north entrance off Old Cutler Road.
Tickets Tickets for the event can be purchased from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Dinner, Drinks & Auction - SOLD OUT

Date & Time Saturday, September 16th 7pm
Location Salt Waterfront Restaurant
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
*Some maps may show the address as Key Biscaye, FL.
Tickets SOLD OUT


Also Sponsored By:


Rare Plant Fairy

Show & Sale Details

This Year's Vendors

Fish Head Farms: Fish Sh!t Plant Story MonsteraX
Nature's Tapestry Wuhoo Tropicals Urban Jungle
Plant Proper MDA 1635 Next World Exotics
Ecuagenera USA Mundiflora Farm Tropicals: Plants from South America
Ralph Plants Aaron Apsley Artwork Dade Plant Co
Understory Oasis Antolak Landscape + Garden Emma's Garden Growers
Live with Plants Calusa Palms Nursery Plant Petite
Plant Zaddy Therapy Carnivero Asiatic Green Horticulture & Landscape
Plvntly Amazon Garden Thailand Kreative Gardens
Rare Plant Fairy Nirvana Tropicals That Crazy Plant Keeper
Zen Garden Thai Exotic Greenery and more...

Due to the high demand we no longer have any additional vendor spaces available this year. If you're a member of the IAS please see details below on our Member Sales Table. For information on becoming a vendor or selling at the members table, please refer to the policy here.

The Garden House is CLOSED to the public on Friday and no public activities are scheduled. Only Vendors, Show Entrants, and IAS volunteer staff will be admitted to the Garden House on Friday. Note that NO PLANT SALES will be allowed on Friday.

Aroid Awards

Awards this year will be given to:


  • The John Banta Best In Show Award + $250 cash award
  • The Lynn Hannon Most Unusual Award + $100 cash award
  • The Georgia Tasker People's Choice Award

First Class by Category
  • Philodendron
  • Monstera
  • Anthurium
  • Other

If you would like to enter your aroid into the show, please fill out this form no later than September 1st. For information on show entries, please refer to the policy here.

Thank you so much to our awards sponsor, Mary Sizemore.

Member Sales Table

If you are a member of the IAS and would like to offer plants for sale at the event please fill out this form no later than September 1st. For information on selling at the members table, please refer to the policy here.

Show Speakers

Speaking engagements will take place Saturday, September 16th in Corbin Education Building Room A.

Speaker Topic Time
Joep Moonen Aroids of French Guiana: new and undescribed 1PM
Daryl Venables Fertilization of Aroids 3PM

Dinner, Drinks, & Auction Details

Join us for the 46th Annual International Aroid Society Dinner, Drinks, & Auction on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 (7pm) @ Salt Waterfront Restaurant.

This year our guest speaker will be Summer Rayne Oakes, an environmental scientist and entomologist who's love for aroids and all-things-plants can be seen in her latest book How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart, blog homesteadbrooklyn.com, YouTube channel Plant One on Me, podcast Bad Seeds, and online class Houseplant Masterclass.

Dinner Tickets

Tickets are now SOLD OUT.

The first 100 tickets sold will receive a signed copy of Welcome to the Jungle: Rare Tropical Houseplants to Collect, Grow, and Love by Enid Offolter of NSE Tropicals.

Schedule of Events

Show & Sale Map

Friday - Closed to the public
9AM - 4PM Show Setup
1PM - 2PM Member Sales Drop-off
2PM - 3PM Show Entries / Aroid Awards Drop-off
3PM - 4PM Auction Donation Plant Drop-off
Saturday - Opening Day
10AM Show Opening
1PM Speaker - Joep Moonen - Corbin A
3PM Speaker - Daryl Venables - Corbin A
3:30PM Silent Auctions Close
4PM Silent Auction Winners Announced
5PM Garden Closes
7PM - 10:30PM Dinner, Drinks, & Auction - Salt Waterfront Restaurant
Sunday - Final Day
10AM Show Opening
3PM Show Closing

Partner With Us

We currently have a few select sponsorship opportunities available for businesses that are interested in marketing opportunities in order to support the IAS Show & Sale success. You can view our Sponsorship Guide below.

Please note, all Platinum, Gold, and Silver packages are filled. Deadline to sign up for sponsorship is Tuesday, August 1st. Please contact Bill Rotolante and Allison Miller for more information.


Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer application no later than August 20th to be considered. Details and requirements are listed in the form.


  • Early access to the Show & Sale
  • Free T-shirt
  • Free entry to the garden (during your volunteering time slot)

IAS Show & Sale Committee

Co-Chair Allison Miller
Co-Chair Bill Rotalante
Committee Member Jennifer Tennant
Committee Member Mason Rhodes
Committee Member Mylene Sloane
Committee Member Antoine de Vallois

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