Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinases (PI4Ks) catalyze the first step in the synthesis of phosphoinositide pools hydrolysed by phosphoinositide-dependent phospholipase C (PI-PLC) and thus constitute a potential key regulation point of this pathway. Twelve putative PI4K isoforms, divided as type-II (AtPI4KIIγ1- 8) and type-III PI4Ks (AtPI4KIIIα1- 2 and AtPI4KIIIβ1- 2), have been identified in Arabidopsis genome. By a combination of pharmalogical and genetic approaches we recently evidenced that AtPI4KIIIβ1 and AtPI4KIIIβ2 contribute to supply PI-PLC with substrate and that AtPI4KIIIα1 is probably also involved in this process. Given the current knowledge on PI-PLC and type-III PI4Ks localization in plant cells it raises the question whether type-III PI4Ks produce phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate at the site of its consumption by the PI-PLC pathway. We therefore discuss the spatial organization of substrate supply to PI-PLC in plant cells with reference to recent data evidenced in mammalian cells.