Our Mission

Plant Vault is the destination for rare plants and inspired accessories. We are the center for plant culture and community where everyone can share their passion for plants and have some fun along the way. Let us show you that rare and exotic plants can be an attainable luxury. Welcome to Plant Vault.

Karli Heineman

Founder & CEO

Karli combined her lifelong passion for fashion, pop culture and plants in the creation of Plant Vault. A destination for rare plants and inspired accessories. Plant Vault specializes in unique and often elusive plants from around the world. Allowing plant lovers to see the house plants in person and pairs that with fashion-forward clothing, jewelry and gardening accessories.

A creative marketer and public relations professional with decades of experience working in fashion, entertainment and hospitality. She has engaged with entertainment industry's biggest stars while working on feature films and on award shows including the Academy Awards. She has also overseen engagement for throusands of showrooms for top fashion brands and promoted many of Los Angeles' premier restaurants and nightclubs.

Karli lives in Encinitas, CA with her husband, two daughters and Cavachon.

For more information visit the Plant Vault website, find us on Instagram, or join the San Diego Plant Friends community.

(310) 770-5239

Andre Caminite

Director of Operations

Andre is a digital marketing expert who joined Plant Vault with a decade of experience branding and marketing a wide range of companies.

Andre is also at the forefront
of plant science and has become an expert in everything from tissue
cultures and cloning, to disease identification and mitigation.

As a self-professed “plant addict” Andre has accumulated more than 150 plants in his personal collection and that number continues to grow by the day.

Andre lives in Escondido with his sassy cat, Luna.


Ava Tribe

Product Manager

Ava is currently completing her degree in Environmental Science while working at Plant Vault. Her vast knowledge of plant care and gardening, mixed with her enviable fashion sense made her the perfect candidate to launch Plant Vault’s accessories division.

When she isn’t working, you will find her playing the piano, creating succulent arrangements and generally being a compassionate human being in tune with mother nature.

Ava lives with her dogs Scarlett, Zoey and her countless number of plants in San Diego.


Collette Heineman


Collette comes to Plant Vault with impressive knowledge of various plant species and their care requirements. As an avid lover of plants, Collette boasts an extensive Bonsai, air and rare plants collection.

When not at school, Collette is in charge of watering and misting the plants. Collette is training to become the next plant mogul.

Collette lives with her sister, dog, mom and dad.