Teakettle Enterprises Ltd. is a grower of
ornamental plant seed - primarily palms. Based mainly in the Central American
country of Belize, we have established a seed plantation for
ornamental plant seed. Our product line consists of a limited number of
seed products that are marketed to a select group of wholesale customers
located worldwide. We specialize in seed from cultivated sources. Most
of the seed that we offer is produced on our own farm or from other cultivated
sources. Some seed, however, is harvested from the forests of Belize in
a sustainable fashion following strict ecological guidelines so as not
to contribute to the depletion of the native populations.
Teakettle Enterprises Ltd. strongly believes that the international marketplace
for ornamental plant seed demands specialization to be successful. We specialize
in palms and our customers usually specialize in palms! Our particular
specialty is the endangered palms of Central and South America, primarily
the Chomaedoreas, these beautiful little palms are residents of the understory
and in the conflict between conservation and development, the rainforest
is losing. With the continued deforestation of this part of the world,
the habitats and availability of these palms is shrinking. In spite of
the best efforts of the conservationists, we see little likelihood that
the development of this region and the destruction of the rainforests are
going to stop. These are rugged and tough little palms but they die as
soon ad they lose the shelter of the surrounding forest canopy. Their increasing
popularity, and the resulting increased demand, has led to increased collection
from an ever decreasing habitat.
Teakettle Enterprises Ltd. believes in and
supports conservation. We are dedicated to the concept of conservation
through cultivation and are convinced that cultivation is the only effective
conservation strategy that can supply the increasing needs of the ornamental
plant industry on a sustainable basis. We are planning, and planting, now
so that we can help you compete more successfully in the very challenging
The wholesale marketplace for ornamental plant
seed has always been dominated by several major suppliers who are, in fact,
"middlemen" serving as brokers of seed collected from the wild. They purchase
their seed from a network of private sources worldwide whose identities
are jealously guarded. The seed business is now entering an era where control
over production facilities, rather than access to a network of collectors,
will be an important parameter for continued success in the future. To
maintain their dominance means that they must commit resources, take risks
and experiment. We have done just that, and invite you, as a grower, to
take advantage of the results.
For a grower, evaluating the dependability and
reliability of a seed vendor is no easy task. And it's even more difficult
when new vendors are frequently entering the market. We invite you to take
advantage of our work and experience a quality that is unmatched in the
industry. Come on down to Belize and browse! Walk among our mother plants!
See and feel the lush foliage of our mother plants in their natural habitat.
No other supplier of commercial palm seed can offer that! You can compare
our price, but you can't compare what it brings.