Kent's Bromeliad Nursery Grows Again
VISTA, CA - The nation's largest Bromeliad Grower just got bigger. Kent's Bromeliad Nursery recently completed an acquisition of new greenhouse space. With the acquisition of more greenhouses, it now boasts more than 1,000,000 square feet of production area in Vista and San Marcos, CA.
The new facilities allow Kent's to keep up with the growth and expansion the nursery continues to experience. "Sales of Bromeliads continue to increase," said Michael Kent, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "These new facilities allow us to grow more product and better meet the increasing demands of the marketplace."
Bromeliads are tropical plants indigenous to the rain forests of South America and used primarily indoors where they thrive thanks to genetic engineering performed by growers like Kent's. Requiring little or no attention to maintain their beautiful appearance, Bromeliads are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. They are popular due to their easy care and long-lasting blooms, which may provide color for 16 weeks or more.
Another reason for their popularity is that they help freshen the air. A study by NASA's Environmental Research Laboratory identified that indoor house plants, in general, filter health-threatening gases from the air and that Bromeliads and Orchids are some of the best "Clean Air" plants available.
Kent's Bromeliad Nursery was founded in 1976. It is under the ownership and management of brothers Jeffery, Larry and Michael Kent. The Kent wholesale nursery is the largest Bromeliad grower in the United States, supplying plants to mass markets and interior plantscapers throughout the country. Kent's grows more than 100 varieties, meeting the increasing demand for indoor floral decorating for every season or event. Kent's uses the most advanced growing techniques, growing seedlings in an ideal environment under highly controlled conditions. The ideal climates, combined with the long-lasting potting mix and filtered water, yield strong, healthy plants ideal for indoor planting.