STANDARD 1: Living plant collections are: maintained for optimum health, and monitored for
pests, diseases, and potential invasiveness.

STANDARD 2: High priority collections are safeguarded, documentation frequently backed up offsite, and a disaster plan provided for rapid response and triage of the collection.

STANDARD 3: A recently approved collections policy and development plans for each collection guide decision-making; prioritized maintenance standards and management procedures govern collections care.

STANDARD 4: Long-term institutional support is provided to maintain an active collections program with sufficient funds for acquisitions, documentation, maintenance, and professional curation.