About Us


The back of Steve from Urban Tropicana wearing an Urban Tropicana branded hoodie in front the Urban Tropicana Plant Shop in Chiswick

Urban Tropicana launched in 2020 and is a small family run business based in west London. We have two plant shops, one in Chiswick and the other in Ealing. Both are full to the brim with an exciting array of houseplants, tropical plants, plant pots and plant care paraphernalia, which make fantastic gifts for plant lovers. 🌵 

Whether you are new to the world of houseplants or a seasoned expert, we’ve got you covered.  

We have the perfect plants for your space and your budget, all delivered straight to your door 🌱

The Story So Far........

‘We were so unprepared. We turned up at Gunnersbury Artisan Market with a battered wallpaper table and an old gazebo that wouldn’t stay up. Frankly, we were petrified. But we sold every plant. And just like that, Urban Tropicana was born’’

We previously sold plants grown in the garden, online and, after Gunnersbury Artisan Market moved onto a stall every Saturday at Dickens Yard Ealing Broadway, the Chiswick Flower Market, a plant shop in Northfields in May 2021 and, since November 2021, a second plant shop on Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick.

We now have links with nurseries worldwide: the majority of plants come from Holland, we work with a cactus farm in Spain and have recently received rare anthuriums from our supplier in Ecuador.

Our stock changes seasonally with plants for every taste and budget, from traditional snake plants and peace lilies to more exotic specimens, such as new colours and varieties of orchid. Also, we work closely with Sarah Gerrard-Jones (aka the Plant Rescuer) to put together Rescue Boxes of damaged plants that will thrive given a little TLC.

Many people make a choice based on look, that’s natural. Our job is to ensure the plant will thrive in their home or office/workspace: that’s why we always ask about light conditions and, of course, we’re happy to give advice on care (don’t over-water is the Number One tip) and make recommendations.

We are passionate about working with partner brands who are as passionate as we are about sustainability. We are conscious about the impact our business has on the environment which is why we hand deliver all our products where possible. Our business waste is used to make green energy and does not go to landfill. We are always looking at ways in which we can reduce our impact on the environment, from eco-friendly packaging to only supplying peat-free composts in-store.