About Andy – Bromeliads and Air Plant Enthusiast
Hi, my name is Andy – welcome to my web site where you can find information on Bromeliads and Air Plants for sale.
I am a plant enthusiast, amateur botanist and plant collector in Penzance in Cornwall UK. I have studied and worked in Horticulture for 20 years and I am R.H.S qualified. I work as a gardener and have been employed by owners of various large gardens and Estates, public and private, working with various plant collections. I have also worked for many years with a multi-gold winning nursery. This has given me the opportunity to work at many flower shows around the country such as Hampton Court Flower Show and Chelsea Flower Show, where I also worked for a European Air plant nursery.
My interests in botany are, botanical diversity, plant nomenclature, floral structure/morphology and pollination strategies.
I grow and collect Aroids (Arisaema, Arum, etc) Impatiens, Begonias, Gingers, Gesneriad’s (Streptocarpus etc.) Apocynaceae (Stapeliads, etc.) and am interested in many more. But I have a particular interest in Epiphytes, plants which grow on other plants or surfaces, such as rocks (cliff faces) or even man made structures like buildings or telegraph wires. These plants include Ferns, Orchids, epiphytic Cacti and of course the Bromeliads which contain the genus Tillandsia, commonly know as Air Plants.
My ambition is to encourage an interest and love of plants in other people. I hope you find the site fun and useful.
Air Plants (Tillandsia)
Air plant is a common name for the genus Tillandsia in the Bromeliad family native to the forests, mountains and deserts of Central and South America. Take a look at the range of air plants currently in stock.
Here at Andy’s Air Plants you will find a wonderful assortment of air plant selection packs. Selection packs are a great way to start your air plant collection especially if you are new to the world of Tillandsia (air plants).
Mounted Air Plants
Mounted air plants make an attractive display in your home. Tillandsia’s have a very superficial root system that is only used for anchorage, this means you have much flexibility in how you choose to display or grow your plants.
Latest from my Blog
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is a wonderful show, set in the most beautiful grounds of sprawling park land with thousands of beautiful large trees set singularly or in copses with large lakes and herds of Deer. Many of the Exhibitors including myself camp near...read more
The Royal Cornwall Show is another County show meaning all the fun of the farm and countryside and everything associated with it is on display. It's my local County show and an absolute joy to attend. This was my 3rd attendance at this show and I'm very pleased to say...read more
My fourth Flower show of 2018 was the Royal Bath and West. This is a County show and has all the attractions of a rural and farming life show, from Tractors to Bee keeping and prize Sheep and Cattle competitions. I don't get much chance to look around at these shows...read more