KEN AND DEENA ALTMAN began their plant collection in 1975 in their Los Angeles backyard. What started out as an innocent hobby, based on an avid interest in plants, slowly transformed itself into a wholesale nursery business encompassing over 290 acres in three states. The business began with a plant catalog of unusual succulents. Later, the Altmans would take their overflow plant material and sell it to local retail nurseries. The retailers loved the unusual and varied plant material and so did their customers. Altman Plants became more and more important to these retailers because of their quality plants and innovative products.
Today, Altman Plants supplies exciting plant programs to large retailers with point of purchase materials, sales reps to assist with merchandising, a large distribution system that covers the United States, and offers expertise in growing plants from cactus to herbs, from grasses to perennials, and more.
Because we love plants at Altman's we are interested in helping both the retailer and the gardener know more about plants and how to take care of them. That is why our plant tags are informative and every plant, whether it be a cactus, an herb or an ornamental grass, is labeled with a botanical and common name. That is also why this website is geared toward helping people know more about plants: how to grow, propogate, identify and enjoy this great hobby.
The home gardener may purchase our plants at retailers such as The Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, Orchard Supply & Hardware, Target, Wal*Mart, and other garden centers and supermarkets.