Ferdinand Friedrich Adolf Haage (1859-1930)

Ferdinand Friedrich Adolf Haage succeeds in regaining the successes of his grandfather. Under his leadership, Kakteen-Haage is growing into an internationally recognised address for cacti. Ferdinand is also celebrating great successes with his sporting ambitions: As a racing cyclist on a penny-farthing he is world champion several times. 

Following on from the ideas of his great-grandfather, Ferdinand Friedrich Haage increasingly specializes in the culture of cacti.  

He received several years of his education in Great Britain. Consequently, he extended his entrepreneurial field of vision beyond the borders of Germany. Plants and seeds were now increasingly delivered abroad.   

His participation in numerous horticultural exhibitions at home and abroad contributes to the further establishment of Kakteen-Haage as a leading address in cactus cultivation.

Ferdinand Friedrich A. Haage relocates his company headquarters in order to expand the company. In 1903 he found an expandable plot of land in the Andreasflur, on which his range of seeds and plant cultures could be expanded in new greenhouses. Kakteen-Haage is still located here today.

The company's internationalization came to an abrupt end in 1914. With the outbreak of World War I, most international trade ties collapse. An even more severe blow to the family is the death of the eldest son in the war.

The younger brother Walther Haage takes over the company after the war and leads it to new successes. He knows how to prevent the family work that has been built up over generations from perishing in the turmoil of the 20th century.

next: Walther Haage 

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