The UK’s Specialist Tillandsia Airplant Nursery
We’re a small independent specialist Tillandsia (airplant) nursery in the North West of England. We at Craftyplants offer one of the largest selections of airplants commercially available. With a lifelong passion for plants, it’s no wonder that we were so fascinated by the bizarre concept of these ‘plants without pots’.
Once we were bitten by the airplant bug, our collection of a few solitary Tillandsia plants in the corner of the greenhouse quickly expanded (and is still growing… pardon the pun!).As keen air plant collectors, Craftyplants evolved from our own Tillandsia addiction so it’s no surprise that we’ve amassed one of the widest selections around of these weird plants.
We propagate many of our plants at the nursery from vegetative offsets which provides ‘true to type’ clones of the plants, we grow a selection of others from seed at our Preston Nursery.
At present we grow around 300 species, hybrids and cultivar Tillandsia, a range that we are always looking to increase. Most of the airplants we grow are available to buy online all year round direct from our nursery to your home. If there’s an air plant you’re looking for that we don’t list on the site, please get in touch as we’ve many species that we grow but simply don’t have in sufficient volumes to list online.
Like most horticultural fanatics, our passion for plants doesn’t stop with one genus. Although our main obsession is Tillandsia, we’ve long been fascinated by the huge diversity of the bromeliad family in general as well as a somewhat random selection of other weird plants that we also enjoy growing. and this is reflected in our ever expanding range of other plants.
Our greenhouse grown Tillandsia, bromeliads and assorted weird plants are available to buy on-line along with a selection of other tropical and sub-tropical plants grown on our nursery. This collection of some of natures most weird and wonderful creations works great alongside our airplants, and what’s more most of them are low maintenance too!
Our nursery has featured in various magazines, pod casts and TV programmes. In 2017, our selection of weird plants caught the attention of the Gardeners’ World production team who visited us at our nursery to film an air plant segment for the popular TV show.
We regularly attend major flower shows, exhibiting some of our plants and have been awarded several prizes for our exhibits. We also take out Tillandsia and other unusual and weird plants to various specialist plant fairs, take a look at our events page to find out where you can find us.
As a working nursery we may not always be available to answer calls, however we always endeavour to respond quickly to messages and email enquiries.