About Us

Bringing horticultural technologies to industries worldwide

International Horticultural Technologies LLC (IHORT) is passionate about developing and providing sustainable cultivation solutions to help growers reach their highest potential.

Passion Led, Innovation Driven

The story of IHORT is one of passion, innovation and hard work. It starts with our founder and inventor, Gary R. Hartman. With an extensive background in horticulture, Mr. Hartman is one of the most respected experts in the industry. He has over 50 years of experience in nursery and agriculture, inventing some of the most widely used propagation media products on the market. From his experience, Mr. Hartman created IHORT in 1998 with a mission to provide sustainable cultivation solutions for growers around the world.

Today, IHORT is one of the leading suppliers of stabilized soil media for both commercial and hobbyists. We have grown exponentially since our inception but remain committed to providing only the highest quality products and services. We are proud to be part of a global community of growers, providing solutions that help create the optimum environment for healthy and vibrant plants.

Our Products

From loose plugs to prefilled tray options, IHORT has a variety of sizes suited to meet your needs. We are the premier innovator of bonded media with decades of experience to help streamline any operation.

Q Plug® is a stabilized rooting media that has been scientifically proven to promote root growth. Combined with our state-of-the-art technology and special Agriphillic Soil Handling™ process, you can be sure of maximum success when cultivating your crops.

Excel Plug® is another innovative, cost-saving solution for growers looking to save time and money. Its patented design allows you to get a head start in producing quality liners for crops such as Poinsettias, Geraniums and Hydrangeas. This SOFTER material quickly bonds with your plants so that they can thrive faster than ever before!

The applications for our leading-edge growth technologies range from hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics and container growing, to field transplanting.

Who We Serve

IHORT services a number of customers across every aspect of Horticulture, from indoor agriculture to cut flowers and everything in between. If you’re looking to establish a strong root system in your crop of choice, IHORT is the right choice for you. We are the authority in propagation.

Our Promise to You

IHORT believes that every grower should have access to the best products and services. We are committed to offering innovative products, expert advice and an outstanding level of customer service.

We’re here to help you grow. Contact us today to learn more about how.