Almost a year after buying indoor houseplant grower Delray Plants, Costa Farms has acquired Florida-based Green Leaf Nursery, Inc., which produces indoor foliage and tropical plants on around 50 acres.
Costa Farms’ acquisition of indoor foliage producer Delray Plants rocked the industry, but the story behind Delray Plants’ sale is the same as for many growers struggling with succession planning. For Costa Farms, the strategic purchase expands its customer footprint and also fast tracks its foray into e-commerce.
Costa Farms annnounced March 10 that it has acquired Delray Plants, one of the leaders in the indoor houseplant industry. The two operations are committed to the same values, principles, and goals to grow the industry, and will fit well together to accomplish this, say Randy Gilde, CEO of Delray Plants, and Joche Smith, CEO of Costa Farms.
The annual event brings breeders, growers, and retailers together to compare new plant varieties and evaluate their performance. Here’s a look at some of the new varieties featured in the trial gardens.
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is inviting ornamental growers from all around the world to enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) for 2017. Last year’s big winner was Florida-based Costa Farms.
Based in Miami, FL, Costa Farms has gone global by focusing on strategy, systems, and vertical integration. See how the operation continues to expand through its emphasis on team, solutions, and growth.