who is costa farms
Love plants? So do we! The Costa Farms family, as we consider ourselves, grows houseplants and garden plants that we ship to retailers across North America. Visit garden centers, home-improvement centers, club stores, or grocery stores and you’re likely to see our plants. It’s our goal to help you have the houseplants and garden of your dreams.
We're a third generation family-owned business that stretches from South Florida to South Carolina to the Dominican Republic, employing 2,800 people.
Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned group of companies headquartered in beautiful Miami, Florida (AKA plant paradise!). The company sprouted in 1961 when our founder, Jose Costa Sr., purchased 30 acres south of Miami to grow fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes in the winter and calamondin citrus in the summer. That soon morphed into houseplants, and the Costa Farms family started innovating and introduced new houseplants such as the canela tree and Cecilia Aglaonema.
We grow a stunning array – more than 1,500 varieties – of houseplants to help ensure you can grow houseplants successfully. And we’re always working on putting together new plant collections that make it easier for you to pick the plants that are right for you. For example, our Plants of Steel collection puts the varieties we find best tolerate neglect. And our Exotic Angel brand of plants represents some of the most beautiful, interesting, and colorful varieties available. To ensure you have a good experience with our houseplants, we acclimate our plants from Miami conditions to those of the average household environment before shipping them to the stores.
Costa Farms and Outdoor Plants
Our passion extends to outdoor garden plants, as well. We’re excited to offer a variety of gorgeous flowering plants for tropical landscapes -- or for container gardens on decks and patios in areas outside of Florida. We’ve been growing annual flowers for more than 20 years in Miami and North Carolina. In 2012 an expansion into South Carolina allowed us to begin offering perennial flowers to retailers in the Southeast.
To ensure we’re offering the best plants and newest innovations, we also have an office in Guangdong, China.
We start and propagate many of our own plants at our nursery in the Dominican Republic. By starting our own plants, we’re able to ensure we’re growing high-quality, healthy plants from the beginning.
This affiliate of Costa Farms focuses on executing point-of-purchase placement, merchandising plans, and planograms via regular in-store visits. Through the Gardenvision team, we’re trying to make it easier for you to shop for plants at your favorite retailers.
Total Growth Solutions
We also grow young plants for other finished growers. Total Growth Solutions sets itself apart from other young-plant growers by offering high-quality plugs, improved genetics, and simplistic delivery options.