The Xochimilco Plant Market sits on an extension of 13 hectares of parkland near the main entrance on Canal Nacional. It is the most important money making endeavour of the ecological park, renting out 1,700 stalls to sellers of live plants and related items, much the same way as Mexican traditional markets operate.
This live plant market and warehouse is the largest of its type in Latin America. Most sellers are also producers. However, only about 600 stalls are active selling points, the rest are empty or used for storage.
The most important plant-related products made and sold at the market are flowerpots and vases. Growing ornamental plants is a relatively new phenomenon for Xochimilco, so is the making of these wares. Most are traditional ceramics, but some are made with other materials including recycled ones. The sellers make them, paint in bright colours and/or decorate them with pebbles, crystals and other items.