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NL: The 'jungle' of pot plant nursery De Amstel

Nursery De Amstel B.V. is specialized in growing tropical plants. De Amstel currently has two greenhouses – one in De Kwakel and one in Nieuwveen - with a total cultivation area of ​​about 5.5 hectares. The nursery is a real family business, Huub van Diemen started in 1969 with the nursery and is still co-owner.



The facility in De Kwakel focuses on the production of various exotic potted plants, and the nursery in Nieuwveen focuses on the cultivation of ficusses and zamioculcas. Who enters the nursery in the Kwakel walks straight into a 'jungle' of many kinds of plants in various pot sizes.



The nursery started in Nieuwveen in 1969 with the cultivation of fresia, iris, carnations and roses afterwards. The grower didn’t find the ground suitable for roses so he decided to start growing ficusses. This expanded in all the years into a nice mix of quality tropical plants.

The varied selection of tropical plants consists of ficus and Aglaonema, but also the cultivation of zamioculcas, beaucarnea, yucca, sansevieria, schefflera and crotons. All plants are available in different variations, heights and pot sizes.


Ficus benjamina
Living plant of the month January is ficus benjamina. Of all the plants, ficus is the most cultivated plant at De Amstel. The cuttings of ficus benjamina are imported from Central America. If the cuttings arrive at the nursery, they are being cut and rooted, that takes about 3 weeks. After that period, the plants get a stick and bindings. It takes approximately 9 months before the ficus reaches a height of 90 cm.

The ficus is a plant with many forms: trees, shrubs, climbing and hanging plants, evergreens and deciduous. The types used as houseplants are mainly imported from South and Southeast Asia, Australia and several parts of Africa.
With his leathery leaves ficus is an easy plant to care for. Ficus adheres best at a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.



Nursery De Amstel is nationally and internationally renowned for the cultivation of Ficus: from young plants to giants of 6 meters. She owes this leading role especially on the broad assortment of the ficus range, which consists of a series of ficus varieties in numerous sizes and forms such as, pyramids, different tribes and matt, screen and tube forms.

The most important for grower De Amstel is delivering optimum quality and service. The quality is guaranteed by the use of quality standards (for example the MPS-A certificate).

Source: OZ Planten

Publication date: 1/3/2017

 


 

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