Adomex Introduces OrcaExotics Alongside OrcaGreen

The addition of this exotic flowers brand provides a desirable quality option for florists.

By: THURSD. | 22-11-2023 | 6 min read
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Adomex reintroduced its re-styled household brand OrcaGreen during the recently concluded Trade Fair Aalsmeer, adding two more labels to it namely; OrcaExotics, and OrcaFloral. The diversification underscores the commitment to being the leader in the supply of quality foliage and greenery for decades. The Orca label has grown to be a renowned and celebrated brand by wholesalers and florists alike, the addition of two new labels under the Orca brand, builds up on the success of OrcaGreen's quality and consistency over the years.

In addition to introducing these two new product lines, Adomex revamped the Orca brand outlook, to give it a new look and personality. Have you had your encounter with exotic flowers? You might have but Adomex's range of exotic flowers under the label OrcaExotics will be a great addition and the much-needed quality and consistency for your floral needs all year round. Learn more about Adomex's OrcaExotics below.

Introducing OrcaExotics

With the exotic flowers of OrcaExotics, Adomex presents an exclusive selection of both wild and cultivated specialty blooms. Anyone who wants to add an exotic tinge to their range and finds superior quality and reliability important should opt for OrcaExotics.

The success of OrcaGreen led Adomex to expand its Orca label by adding OrcaExotics. This brand offers a selection of exotic flowers that grow wild in the magnificent landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Provinces. This region is renowned for its rich and varied native flora, collectively known as ‘Fynbos’ – a name that originates from an Old Dutch term meaning ‘fine bush’. It doesn’t mean one single bush, but encapsulates a particular type of vegetation in the same way as the term ‘forest’.


White King Protea from OrcaExotics


The exotic flowers are tangible proof of the special beauty of this flower-rich area. The South African native flowers delivered by Adomex are of excellent quality and are available in various sizes and packaging.

Adomex carefully selects its growers and suppliers and builds strong relationships with them. This enables a constant supply of exotic flowers of consistently high quality to be guaranteed. Supplied with the orca logo a favorite choice of wholesalers and florists.

Why Exotic Flowers?

Exotic flowers are a special and striking addition to bouquets and floral arrangements. Their exceptional appearance creates a feeling of luxury and exclusivity and instantly makes every arrangement a little more interesting and attractive. This makes them an ideal choice for customers looking for something unique.


Cape Greens with protea


Exotic flowers enable floral professionals to offer a broader palette of colors, shapes, and textures and thus press their creative stamp even more firmly into their designs. Exotics are also ideal when special themes and occasions are involved.OrcaExotics has four products as described below

Cape Greens

Cape Greens is a unique mix of vegetation that is only found in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. The area is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rich biodiversity. The collective name Cape Greens encompasses various species each with its characteristics and charm.


A mixed bouquet of Cape Greens and proteas

With OrcaExotics, Adomex offers Cape Greens in varieties such as Albiflora green, Berzelia, Brunia Silver, Brunia Red, Platystar, Leucadendron Tortum, Plumosum, Erica, and in mixed bunches with stem lengths varying from 40 to 50 centimeters. The Cape Greens are harvested by the local population under strict supervision and thereafter processed for export.


Brunia Albiflora OrcaGreen
Brunia Albiflora growing optimally near the wild mountains


Adomex supplies its Cape Greens all year round, but the offering and diversity are greatest from September to December. Cape Greens are often used in floral arrangements and decorations due to their interesting texture, form, color, and long shelf life. The exotics are ideal for use in Christmas bouquets. For example, Leucadendron Tortum is available in shades of silver and red, while the buds of Brunia Silver look like little snowballs.


Leucadendron, a member of the Proteaceae family from South Africa, is an eye-catching exotic flowering plant with distinctive colorful cone-shaped leaves. The buds of every one of the around 80 varieties in the Leucadendron genus differ in color, shape, and size. It is interesting to know that the versatile Leucadendron is dioecious, which means male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.

The OrcaExotics range includes a beautiful collection of Leucadendrons for every occasion. Adomex imports its Leucadendron from all over the world. Thanks to an active breeding program more and more varieties tuned to the current demand are coming onto the market, including beautiful varieties that are perfect for the Christmas period.


A mixed bouquet of leucadendron, protea varieties, and Cape Greens

Leucadendron offers countless possibilities for constructing creative arrangements. The colorful varieties flower for a long period, which makes them very popular with florists and floral designers.


Leucospermum is known by many people as Nutan, or the descriptive name ‘Pincushions’. These remarkable South African shrubs are a member of the Proteaceae family. They have heart-shaped leaves and eye-catching ‘flowers’ that, as the common name suggests, look like pincushions. The pincushions are, in fact, not one flower but rather exuberant and enthusiastic clusters of needle-like flowers on a common base.

The sturdy, upright-growing leaves grow along the stem and are covered in a thin waxy coating that protects the leaves from the salty South African sea breeze. The Leucospermum genus includes around 50 species all with their unique beauty and all having bright flowers in colors varying from yellow, orange, and red to pink.


Leucospermum growing near the mountains

Adomex supplies its cultivated Leucospermum in stem lengths varying from 30 to 70 centimeters. In South Africa, they are harvested from June to November, and in the northern hemisphere from February to May. The plants are in full flower production from their third year and will go on producing flowers for eight to ten years.


A mixed vase with Leucospermum

Leucospermum is a unique addition to every floral arrangement. The exotic flowers have an impressively long vase life and are available in various colors. Originally Adomex offered Leucospermum in orange. Now they are also available in ochre yellow, lemon yellow, and a reddish tint.


The Protea is a symbol of beauty and diversity, the national flower of South Africa, and the centerpiece of the ‘Fynbos’ – the biodiverse vegetation that is unique to the Cape region. Proteas are members of the Proteaceae family. This plant family includes over 1,600 species of which over 300 come under the Protea. This explains the great diversity in shape, size, and color. Proteas have a robust beauty with sturdy flower stems, a mysterious heart (the flower), and often hairy bracts that vary in color from light to dark pink and coral with white and orangey-yellow around the flower.


Protea in a mixed bouquet

Proteas love a subtropical to tropical climate with warm, sunny days and cool nights. Growing Proteas takes a lot of time. This means that producing a new variety by cross-breeding can take 10 to 15 years. As some varieties of Protea only produce flowers every other year, achieving a continuous supply requires careful management by the grower.

To ensure all-year-round availability Adomex imports its Proteas, and other products within the OrcaExotics label not only from South Africa but also from Portugal and other areas. Proteas are a favorite throughout the global flower industry due to their amazing appearance. The eye-catching, fragrance-free flowers give an exotic twist to bouquets, floral arrangements, and floral decorations for events, but will also shine as a soloist when stood in an attractive vase.


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