About J&L Plants, Inc.
Mr. James T. Irwin and his son Larry established J and L Plants in the Spring of 1973. The greenhouses are located in Amarillo, TX and have been family owned and operated for over 40 years. The original operation consisted of six gutter-connected greenhouses, totaling 30,000 square feet. J and L Plants has grown a number of different potted flowering crops including: Kalanchoe, Geranium, Chrysanthemum, Begonia, Poinsettia, Exacum and Crossandra. For the past 30 years the company’s main crop has been Kalanchoe blossfeldiana but we have also continued to produce geraniums, assorted succulents and custom order crops .
Today, Larry Irwin and his two sons, Jarratt and Tanner, operate the business and range of greenhouses. The greenhouse range now consists of 25 gutter-connected houses, totaling over 125,000 square feet. As market demands change so will the product mix offered at J and L Plants.
J and L Plants Directors
Lawrence T. Irwin
Lawrence T. Irwin is the President and Founder of J&L Plants. Larry was raised in Canyon, Texas where he graduated from High School in 1967. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1972 with a degree in Floriculture. He was production manager at Irwin Greenhouses, Inc. from 1972 to 1973. From 1973 to present he has been involved with J&L Plants. During this time Larry and his father were involved in breeding and distributing Kalanchoes. Together they hold seventeen plant patents for Kalanchoes. Larry is a lifetime member of the Texas State Florist Association. In the past he has served on the growers council and various committees of the Society of American Florists. He has been married to his wife Mary for 40 years and they have four children.