Located in Sri Lanka, Borneo Exotics propagates the widest variety of Nepenthes anywhere and is continuously selectively breeding new and more horticulturally desirable hybrids and cultivars, using entirely state-of-the-art and conservation-friendly techniques.
The Company's operations have traditionally been sustained by by core niche-market activities but new revenue streams will achieve independence from the niche-market by 2013. Revenue from new products and special projects are expected to account for over 40% of the revenue stream in 2012.
Borneo Exotics operates twelve nurseries and two plant tissue culture laboratories at three locations, assisted by more than fifty dedicated and highly trained staff, lead by the world's pioneering authorities in the field of Nepenthes cultivation. Our staff have worked for many years with unparalleled loyalty, to enable the Company to create and produce the widest range of the finest quality Nepenthes available anywhere in the world - as attested by multiple Gold Medals at shows such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
We are proud, not only of the wonderful range and quality of our unique produce but also of the fine staff who produce them.
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Message from the Directors
"Up until the early 20th century, Nepenthes were hugely popular in cultivation, on a par with orchids, but after the onset of the 1st World War, they were almost totally lost to cultivation and largely forgotten until the early 1980's. We're now seeing an enormous renaissance of interest in Nepenthes, and at a particularly exciting time, when technology makes it possible to cultivate unlimited numbers of plants without in any way negatively impacting wild populations.
Much of our effort is directed towards producing horticulturally selected individuals and new hybrids, exhibiting beautiful characteristics and ease of growth never seen before. We're happy to be leading the way towards the goal of making these wonderful plants universally available, in much the same way as happened with orchids more than a century ago. The R&D has been done, there's a rewarding road ahead and we're up to the challenge!"
Diana Williams and Robert Cantley in the Stock Nursery