Our Story - A Family Business

Scott and his sisters Abby and Jody James all agree that the air plants growing in oak trees where they grew up in steamy South Florida were beautiful, but way too much trouble. Abby laughs remembering, “We used to climb high up in the trees in 99 degree heat and 98% humidity tugging away on giant air plants so that mom could use them to decorate for her backyard parties.”

Mom’s decorating ideas later became Scott’s business idea when he realized that the majority of Americans were not familiar with the hundreds of majestic tropical air plant varieties that can easily be grown indoors - even in homes where outdoor climates are much colder.

< Scott & Jody In Our St. Augustine Shipping Room

Scott began the process of acquiring numerous South American and Central American air plant species in his own nursery for mailing to homes everywhere.

Scott's mom uses her knack for design by creating many of the terrarium, wood and cork air plant creations for the shop as well as stylish gift wrapping ideas. She jokes that, “Moms are great at giving their children advice, so you might as well get paid for it.”

Jody enjoys working in the business so much, she wrote a best selling Air Plant Care E-book for Amazon Kindle and also produces our videos for YouTube. Scott's other sister, Abby, handles the technical details of the website.

We also couldn't do this without our family friends Christian, Sheila and Logan

Christian comes to us from the Chicago area and is a fourth year business student at Flagler College in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. He is a long time plant enthusiast and is in charge of the nursery as well as a shipping associate. Christian loves to travel with his girlfriend Anna and has spent summers in Costa Rica and Colombia, becoming fluent in Spanish.

Christian & Anna At Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas >

Sheila is a second generation professional photographer and Photoshop expert in charge of the constantly expanding product photos. You can find her on Facebook at Heavenly Flower Photography for all your wedding, engagement, baby and product photography needs.

When Logan returns from his summer job commercial fishing in Alaskan waters, he uses his painting skills on our many handmade products and of course shipping orders.

Where Is The Air Plant Shop?

We're located in St. Augustine, Florida on Florida's gorgeous First Coast. St. Augustine, Florida is the Nation's Oldest City, first settled by Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565. It's also home to AirPlantShop.Com and the James family members involved in the business.

The Air Plant Shop is committed to providing you with the most beautiful, healthy and hardy air plants for home decor, design and gifts.

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Free & Fast Shipping

All Orders Over $50 ship for FREE, it is that Simple.

  • Shipping cost for orders under $50 is a flat rate of $6.95
  • We ship year round in any weather
  • If plants are damaged by weather we replace them at no cost to you.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday except on holidays. Most orders are shipped out within 24 hours of order and arrive at your home or office within 2 to 3 days of being shipped out. We ship via United States Postal Service Priority Mail. We only ship plants within the continental United States.

Our Thirty Day Air Plant Guarantee

The Air Plant shop is committed to providing you with the best air plants Available.

  • If you are not satisfied with your air plants, we will replace them at no cost to you.
  • Please notify us via email within 30 days of receiving your plants
  • You will not have to return the unsatisfactory plants
  • Notify us via email: service@airplantshop.com
  • Please reference your Order ID so we can expedite the replacement process

If you are not completely happy with the health and vitality of your air plants we will replace them at no cost to you. Just notify us via email within 30 days of receiving your order and we will ship out replacements. No return or shipping charges. It is that simple.

We guarantee our air plants for thirty days. If you are not completely happy with the health and vitality of your air plant order you have thirty days to inform us by email at service@airplantshop.com and we will replace your air plants for free including shipping! We stand behind our air plants 100% and want you to feel secure shopping with us. All air plants are shipped directly from our nursery and are hand picked to ensure you receive beautiful and healthy plants.

All orders come with an air plant care instructions to help you keep your plants happy and healthy. Air plants are hardy and easy to care for but we are here to help you with any issues. If you have questions or concerns about your air plants email us at
service@airplantshop.com or call us at (904) 429-5716. We have shipped over 25,000 air plant orders.

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