Vermeulen Group's own production units are the backbone of our company. We use 185 hectares for intensive and extensive horticulture on our various production sites. At busy periods we employ up to 400 people.

Costa Rica (Central America)



We are able to cultivate 120 hectares of Dracaena varieties and Yuccas, as our 5 production sites in Costa Rica (La Balsa, La Paz, Bolivar, Berlin and La Tigra) have a different microclimate.

Great numbers of new registered varieties such as the Dracaena Janet Lind, Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine and Dracaena Dorado have been planted in recent years, during which time they have been successfully introduced onto the market.

The first phase of Dracaena production takes place in the open air. The next crucial stage involves the fields being systematically secured using a system of rotating shade nets. Some of our varieties are cultivated entirely under shade nets. We seek to ensure that all of our products have shade nets and an irrigation system throughout the entire production process. The last production and rooting phases are carried out in our rooting halls, which have a total floor space of 60,000 m².

Our technical expertise allows us to guarantee consistent quality throughout the year, no matter the season.

Burundi (Afrika)



Our plantation is located at an altitude of 1350 metres; here, we cultivate the Aspidistra Eliator and Dracaena Steudneri.

Aspidistra Eliator

Due to extreme variations in temperature at this height (35°C during the day and 2°C at night), the Aspidistra grows more slowly, but grows very strong and compact leaves.

The Vermeulen Group started growing the Aspidistra Eliator in 2001. Thanks to internal growth and procuring starting materials on an ongoing basis, we are able to offer a broad variety of this beautiful, strong ornamental plant.

Dracaena Stuedneri

As well as producing our own raw materials, we have also established a wide network of local subcontractors who can supply us with sufficient raw materials.

We follow standard procedures when processing these raw materials. The plants are cultivated in 15,000 m² shade halls; following a thorough control and selection procedure, they are shipped across the globe.

Togo (Afrika)



We expanded our operations into Togo a few years ago, and now have two production sites there. We are currently researching which varieties thrive best in the area's stable tropical climate. In the future, we will be adding a number of varieties to our range.