Costa Farms is the largest grower and wholesaler of indoor plants in North America. Selling primarily through larger retailers, Costa Farms is the leader in the industry.
In 1961, south of Miami, Florida, Jose Costa, Sr. purchased his first 30 acres to farm vine-ripe tomatoes during the winter months. As he searched for a summer crop option, Jose entertained a very unique idea: growing Calamondin oranges. Little did Jose know that this exotic citrus from China and the Philippines would provide a novel summer crop.
Within a short time, operations expanded and demand steadily increased. In 1973, Costa Farms purchased property in the Dominican Republic to grow young plant material. This investment in quality control underlined Costa Farms' dedication to high-grade products and dependable supply -- right from the beginning.
Today, Costa Farms is a global company stretching over 4,200 acres and employs 3,000+ people. Along with thriving indoor houseplant and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and transportation companies as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.