Florensis buys Begonia, Lavandula and eco herbs division from bankrupt Pres-tige Plants

Posted On 17 Jul 2014
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begonia-volumia-syngenta1HENDRIK-IDO-AMBACHT, the Netherlands: Florensis, an ornamental grower and producer and distribution operation of seedlings from seeds and cuttings, today announced it has acquired the Begonia, Sundavillea, Lavandula and potted herbs product lines of De Lier-based Pres-Tige Plants B.V. which filed for bankruptcy earlier this week.

The acquisition will help bolster Florensis’ market position with the production of rooted and unrooted cuttings of Begonia boliviensis, Sundavillea, Lavandula stoechas and Lavendula angustifolia taking place at the location in De Lier. The Poeldijk branch will continue to focus on the production of ecologically grown and SKAL-certified cuttings of potted herbs.

Florensis welcomes all relations of Pres-Tige Plants and looks forward to a good and long lasting cooperation. Florensis has been providing professional growers with excellent plant propagation material and solutions since 1941. Since some year Florensis is also breeder of mainly vegetative products. The company’s extensive line of plants propagated from both seed and cuttings responds closely to growers’ preferences and consists of summer-flowering annuals, viola, primula, biennial and perennial crops and pot plants, such as cyclamen. Via a network of partners, the company also supplies market-leading starting material on the market for the production of gerbera and primula. Florensis Cut Flowers B.V., located in Rijsenhout, The Netherlands, specialises in raising young plants. from seed for cut flower production, its main crops being lisianthus and matthiola. Besides the head office in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht Florensis also has production locations in Kenya, Ethiopia and Portugal.

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