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20 August 2019
BLOG: GROWER REPORT STOFBERGEN PLANTCOMPANY

We often talk about the story behind a plant. In this case, there’s also an unusual story behind the nursery that we visit. Read about what made Ed Stofbergen, from Stofbergen Plantcompany, the champion of the bromeliad product group.  How did Stofbergen Plantcompany come into existence? The family has been breeding plants professionally for many generations.

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25 July 2019
Carnivorous plants: Houseplants of the Month for August

Trend: green carnivores on your windowsill. Carnivorous plants are green, bizarre and entirely danger-free – unless you’re a spider or insect. Dangerous temptation They look like they’ve just emerge from Jurassic Park, and they can fend for themselves very well. Carnivorous plants also offer exciting colours and freakish shapes and are useful

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17 July 2019
BLOG: GROWER REPORT PLANTANIOUS

Twin brothers Freek and Joost Jansen both think green and act green. They have managed to set up a CO2-neutral cultivation system in their modern plant nursery, where the motto is ‘Surprisingly green’. We decided it was time to find out more about the ambitions of these young entrepreneurs, and arranged to meet Joost. Can you tell us about the history of

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24 June 2019
Monstera: Houseplant of the Month for July

With this botanical beauty you’re not just bringing the tropics into your home, but also a living air purifier that’s easy to care for. Fancy a beautiful green monster? Mighty beauty An impressive name, an airy look, extravagant foliage: it’s no wonder that Monstera is a massive hit on Instagram. It’s not just photogenic because of its size – which ranges

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20 June 2019
BLOG: Grower report Carni Flora

We’ve been selling considerably more carnivorous plants in recent years, so it was high time to pay a visit to the nursery. A very special tour awaits us in Aalsmeer, a stone’s throw from Schiphol Airport. Owner Justin van Kessel had lots to show us and tell us about. How did it all begin with the Carni Flora nursery? The nursery was founded exactly 25 years ago. My

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