Behind the Scenes at Costa Farms
By Justin Hancock
Our trialing process ensures we’re growing the best varieties around. We have hundreds of plants in our 2-acre Trial Garden so we can see how the plants hold up to the elements. We also have two acres of special greenhouses where our research and development team tests the hottest new plants to make sure we’re offering varieties that will thrive in your garden.
Orchids never fail to make us smile. Packed with giants that have more than a dozen blooms per plant to charming mini orchids, the Costa Farms orchid house is a bustling hub of happy workers.
We’re Mad for Mandevilla
Miami is an ideal spot for growing mandevilla. Row after row of these colorful vines (more than 2.6 million, in fact) add bold color to our fields, just as the plants will brighten your landscape.
You practically need sunglasses when you pass by the croton area! Like most of our houseplants, these stunners are grown under shade so they’re used to the lower light conditions they’ll encounter in your home. We have over 2 million at Costa Farms!
Beautiful Boston Ferns
Costa Farms also grows more than 2 million Boston ferns every year. The ferns thrive in Miami’s tropical climate so they’re in perfect shape when you pick them up at your favorite store. In addition to traditional Boston fern, we also grow lush Kimberly queen and big, bold macho ferns.