Welcome to the Amazon of Honselersdijk, where Fred van Zijl and Lex Scheffers grow the exclusive anthurium Nevada, Samora, Colorado and other varieties with passion. The nursery with an area of no less than 5.8 hectares was established in 2010 in a former chrysanthemum nursery. The chrysanthemum nursery was built with the most innovative techniques at the time, including growing on troughs in gutters. Due to deteriorating economic conditions, this nursery unfortunately had to close its doors. Lex Scheffers and Fred van Zijl saw opportunities in this modern nursery and took it with both hands, and converted it into a state-of-the-art anthurium nursery. Partly due to the way they are grown on these tables and cultivation gutters, they are able to put a top quality anthurium on the market. Lex is responsible for sales and Fred focuses on growing within the company. In 2019, the tomato nursery became part of the nursery next to the growing location, and in addition to the 17 cm pot, pot sizes 9, 12 and 14 cm were added to the assortment, and 35,000 anthuriums now find their way to the customer every week.
Amazone Plants supplies 18 types of anthurium all year round, in pot sizes 9, 12, 14 and 17 cm. They do this with a team of 17 employees. Distinctive are the large flowers, the diversity of color, the sturdy stems, the glossy leaves and the good shelf life of the products.
The cultivation is very modern, and where possible automated. The transport system is part of that, but what is particularly striking is "The Beast", a former robot from the automotive industry, which has been converted into a versatile expansion machine.
In total, the plants are in the nursery for about 40 weeks before being ready for sale, and through a camera-controlled sorting module, Amazone Plants is able to supply the perfect anthurium for every customer requirement.
Sustainability is a big part of the breeding process. As a result, they have the necessary certificates such as MPS A+, GAP, Planetproof and Productproof.
A geothermal system ensures 70% heating of the greenhouse. This renewable energy source has hardly any CO2 emissions. In addition, there is a closed waste water system and the grower uses and the grower releases 500,000 insects every week to biologically protect the crops against harmful insects.