HOW TO ORDER
It's easy to place your order. Most new buyers of Tillandsia
are not familiar with the various species. Allow us to choose for
you at the price points most attractive for your business. We will send
you plants that are proven good sellers, including as many blooming plants
as possible. You can rest assured that we will send you only our
best plants, so you will sell them and order more! After a
few orders you will be able to tell what species work best for you.
One plant of each species will be tagged to insure proper identification.
We ship UPS Ground (CA, NV, AZ, OR, WA only), UPS 3rd Day Select, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS Next Day and Express Mail (Foreign Only). Just decide what you want your total to be (check our
generous discounts) and simply pay the driver at time of delivery.
We will choose the best way to send them if you don't have a preference.
WHY BUY FROM TILLANDSIA INTERNATIONAL
We sell only quality Tillandsias. All our plants are grown in greenhouses
which produce a more robust, healthier looking plant, as opposed to imported,
shadehouse grown, or wild collected plants. There are still many dealers who
sell wild collected plants at attractive prices. Don't be fooled by this "Jungle
Junk". Many of these plants will die or are in too poor a condition to sell!
Our inventory is the largest in North America. This assures you of timely
delivery of the species you want. We stock all plants on our list! We offer
fast service. In most cases, orders received by 10:00 A.M. will go out that
Why do we offer such generous discounts? Labor is one of
the greatest expenses in producing Tillandsia. A $150.00 order gathered from
greenhouse to greenhouse takes almost as much time as a $600.00 order. So,
order in large quantities and enjoy the discounts! A substantial size display
will draw greater attention and sales. Keep your display well stocked.
UPON RECEIVING YOUR ORDER
The most important factor in the success of your Tillandsia business is a
thorough understanding of how to properly care for your plants. Many people
think that they are just air plants and they take care of themselves, this
could not be more wrong!!
First and foremost, please visit our web site http://www.airplant.com and study our care instructions carefully (more than once if necessary).
When you receive your order, completely submerse the plants in water with
a few drops of vitamin B or superthrive (these products can be found at any
nursery) for approximately 10 minutes. Then place the plants in a well-ventilated
area where they can dry in no longer than 4 hours. Light should be bright
and filtered from April to November (no direct sun). November through March
the plants can take direct sunlight (northern hemisphere). Do not fertilize
your new plants for at least 3 weeks. Too much fertilizer and/or direct sunlight
at the wrong time of the year will burn your plants.
Although we ship only healthy, high quality plants, it is important to remember that they are not perfect (nor is any living thing). Minor leaf imperfections
are normal; leaves that have imperfections or are broken can be safely trimmed
away with sissors. It is also normal for Tillandsia to lose the bottom leaves
when acclimating to their new environment. These leaves can be trimmed off
along with long roots if you desire.
If you have any further questions regarding proper care for your Tillandsia, please contact us: 559.683.7097 M-F 8am-2pm p.s.t.
EDUCATE YOUR CUSTOMERS
It is rewarding to care for a new Tillandsia successfully and see it thrive.
The satisfied customer will be back for more. To assist you in this task, we
have our laminated full-color poster $3.00 each. Discounts apply. Full-color
close-ups of 24 species, labeled, with name and size. Also, consider printing
copies of the detailed care instructions provided on our price list. Keep them
near the Tillandsia display - potential customers will be assured of the ease
in which Tillandsias can be grown successfully.
If you are starting a business selling Tillandsias, we highly recommend that you visit the nursery. Appointments can be set up by e-mailing email@example.com or phoning 559-683-7097 (please call 2 weeks in advance). You must place a minimum $150.00 order prior to your arrival. We can answer all of your questions involving culture, mounting and merchandising. Give us a call first at (559) 683-7097, so we can have someone available to meet you. Then, take Hwy. 99 to Fresno. Exit Hwy. 41 North toward Yosemite. Go 34 miles on Hwy. 41 to Coarsegold, turn West on Road 415. Tillandsia International is 41/2 miles West of Coarsegold on Road 415.