We are a UK-based rare plant shop and our mission is to provide you with high quality rare aroids, variegated plants and rare houseplants such as anthurium, alocasia, aglaonema, philodendron, monstera and syngonium. We are based in the West Midlands, UK.
We import high quality plants from abroad, mostly South America and East Asia. Our plants are thoroughly acclimatised to local conditions before being sold on to the customer to ensure that they are strong, healthy and resilient.
While it can be tempting to purchase plants from abroad because they seem cheap, it is very complicated and expensive to import plants into to the UK. Importation is regulated and subject to fees, tax and duty, meaning that phytosanitary certification, registration as an importer and pre-notification of customs is required as well as the payment of fees such as a minimum plant inspection fee of £182, paperwork checks, expensive shipping, VAT and customs duty. For this reason, it is not feasible for an individual to import plants from abroad into the UK. Imported plants also often arrive dead, damaged or in such a state of shock that they decline and die as a result of shipping or customs delays or bad handling. As a seller, we are here to deal with the hard part of importation and acclimatisation and provide you with quality, stress-free plants! We acclimatise plants for as long as necessary, the absolute minimum for healthy plants that arrive with no damage is a period of one month and some plants stay with us for 6+ months if they arrive in bad shape. This is to ensure that the plants you receive are vigorous and ready for life in your home or greenhouse.
Why buy from us?