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NL: Kwekerij Atlantis, pioneer in breeding of Medinilla

Kwekerij Atlantis, a Dutch grower operation specialized in a diverse range of Medinilla and Vitis, was founded by Rob Scheffers in 1982. Rob and Marjolein (father and daughter) run the daily management. In 1989 Rob started growing the Medinilla. Rob's father brought the Medinilla cultivation to the Netherlands and was the pioneer in growing the Medinillas. The Medinilla has also conquered the hearts of Rob and Marjolein and they have started to specialize further in this plant.

The Medinilla is a wonderful and surprising product. Only very few people know how easy it is to take care of Medinilla. If the plant has a pitch with plenty of sunlight and gets moderate water, you can enjoy months of its lowers. In addition, there are only a few plants that have such graceful and striking flower (clusters) as the Medinilla.

Kwekerij Atlantis has focused over the years on the Medinilla. It has two companies with a total of 3 hectares of greenhouses. On the main site, 9 employs strive every day to deliver the best quality Medinillas. On the other location one employee takes care of Vitis.

Pioneer in breeding
In 2003 kwekerij Atlantis pioneered the breeding of Medinilla. The aim is to increase diversity in the Medinilla and / or improve the sustainability of Medinilla. An example of their breeding is the Medinilla Dolce Vita. A plant that has a longer shelf life and is easier to care for. In addition, this variant has larger flower clusters. Currently, there are several tests with a dark pink Medinilla (Romance) and a more compact form (Candy).

When new species are available, OZ Planten is approached as one of the first exporters to offer these types to its customers. Buyers can choose from two brands: Decorum or J'adore. Under theses labels, extra attention is paid to the purity of the leaves and the proportions of the plant.

For more information:
OZ Export BV
Betula 55
1424 LH De Kwakel
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)297 356 100
F: +31 (0)297 356 175

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