Hey y'all! My name is Reshma and I run Ugly Plantling.
I am a hobbyist and specialist grower of jewel orchid species that are extremely hard to get in the UK.
As a passionate grower of a wide variety of jewel orchids, I want to share the love and passion for growing such cool and unusual plants and to do my bit to bring to you a stunning new range of niche plants not seen before at a commercial scale in the UK.
Like you, it is important to me that my plants have been sourced ethically, and grown and sold in a sustainable manner. To this end, I can promise you that all my jewel orchids are uniquely selected cultivars or hybrids or clones propagated through tissue culture and never taken from the wild in any part of the world. I grow them in living Welsh sphagnum moss sourced from folks who are licensed to periodically harvest the moss in Wales.
I want to enable houseplant enthusiasts to discover the joys of growing some seriously unusual and rare low maintenance jewel orchids that with only a little extra care can absolutely thrive in your home!
In my little way, I try hard to make rare and unusual jewel orchids more easily accessible to all, although it's not easy to build a fledging independent nursery business from scratch in the UK, especially when it's so easy for garden centres to bulk buy from industrial Dutch suppliers at cheaper rates.
Still, I take pride in, and guarantee that you will not find a greater variety of ethically sourced and sustainably grown jewel orchid species and cultivars, free from peat and harmful pesticides anywhere in the UK or EU!
Thank you for your continued support and the kind words!
If you are considering us for a wholesale partnership, please reach out through the contact page - I'd be thrilled to hear from you!