About me

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Hello, my name is Stijn Poelen. I’m the founder and owner of Poelen Exotic Plants. Besides running this shop I am still a student in University. Currently I’m studying Tropical Forestry at Van Hall Larenstein in Velp, The Netherlands. My collection of plants has been growing for some years and is now at over 115 individual species! Starting a plant shop has been a dream for a long time because I love sharing my love and knowledge of plants with other people. And if you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life!

My interest in plants has been developing through the years, but one constant has been my fascination of the rare, unseen or absurd. Finding a rare or unseen plant is such a great adventure. my search of weird plants has taken me to lots of places, from my own house searching on the internet to the deep forests of Suriname.

I hope through this webshop I can share my love of plants with you. Expect to find rare, unseen and odd plants on this shop that are not often seen on the market. Also tips and tricks on care will be available for specific plants.

Thank you for reading and if you want to see more of me and the plants you can follow me on Instagram @poelenexoticplants