Focused on developing healthy, beautiful plants and not fanfare, Altman Plants has quietly become the largest grower of succulents in the world.

What started out as a hobby in Ken and Deena Altman’s backyard has transformed into a wholesale nursery business encompassing over 1,700 acres across locations in six states. This footprint allows Altman Plants to efficiently service many of the leading national retailers, supermarkets, and independent nurseries. In addition, the company runs two e-commerce sites specializing in succulents and cacti, one for retail customers and one for wholesale accounts.

Along with succulents and cacti, Altman Plants offers expertise in growing roses, herbs, perennials, grasses and more.

Altman’s in-house succulent development center has introduced hundreds of varieties of succulents and cacti into the marketplace. Impossibly vibrant specimens such as Echeveria ‘Crimson Tide’ and Aloe ‘Christmas Sleigh’.

The company’s rose program has developed several industry award-winning roses, which are bred for deep color, repeat flowering, easy care, and resistance to disease.

Taking a cue from the hardy plants we grows, Altman strives to minimize our environmental footprint. For example, our Lake Mathews, California, location reclaims and reuses 100 million gallons of water a year.

In 2008, Ken and Deena Altman founded the Center for Applied Horticultural Research, a nonprofit organization that studies issues relevant to the nursery and floriculture industry, such as production protocols, plant breeding, pest and disease control, plant propagation and postharvest management.

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