We have some exciting news! We are expanding our Origin Direct stocks with flowers straight from the beautiful country of… Kenya. As many of you might know, we already do this with flowers from South America and South Africa, straight from the farms to your doorstep! South Africa, South America, and Kenya might sound similar, but when it comes to flowers, there are a lot of differences. Read on and find out! A few of our buyers visited our growers in Kenya in October, they were able to visit twelve farms and they told us everything about them so, we have put together this blog about the country and its flowers.
Among all the countries of the African continent, Kenya is the largest exporter of cut flowers. Buyer Cees explains: “Many flowers are grown in Kenya, and the number is still increasing. About 10 years ago, mainly roses came from Kenya. But times are changing. Now, all types of summer flowers come from there as well”. This is why we wanted to offer you the ability to purchase flowers direct from these farms too, no unnecessary travel stops but straight to your flower shop.
Kenya's Climate: Ideal for flower growing.
Due to its location on the equator, Kenya has the ultimate climate for flower growing. According to the buyers, there is plenty of space in Kenya for growing flowers, and there are enough people that are interested to work in the flower industry. It's very interesting to see what's happening in Kenya. The place where they went is located on the equator. It's cold at night and 25 degrees during the day. A climate like this is the best for growing flowers like Hydrangeas, Delphiniums and Roses.
How to condition flowers from Kenya?
After a long flight, your flowers crave a bit of love, care, and attention. Handle them with care, give them fresh water with flower food and place them in a cool area. Change the water regularly and give them a good rest to revitalize.
What makes Kenya Direct special?
Kenya has a combination of factors that make it special leading flower producer globally. The quantity and quality of flowers it continues to deliver to markets all over the world. It’s significant number of breeders, growers, logistic players, flower inputs providers, and even floral designers, Kenya's flower industry, without a doubt is etching its mark in the world of flower production. The flower farms in Kenya are actively using environmentally friendly methods. These include growing plants in water (hydroponics), better ways to use and save water, controlling pests without harming the environment, watering plants with a system that saves water, collecting rainwater, using energy from the sun, and testing how to send flowers by sea without harming them.
“Kenya's flowers are a burst of color, brightening the world around them“
Why buy flowers from Kenya Direct?
Many of you know the concept of Origin Direct already, but for the flower friends among us who are new; Origin Direct means that we fly the flowers from the Origin country directly to the country of our florists, which means we skip the travel stop to our premises in Holland. By cutting out these unnecessary detours, the flowers arrive faster and fresher to you, and the prices are also better because of this! Better for you, the flowers, and our planet. Isn’t that a fantastic win-win?
Packed with love and care
Our amazing team in Kenya makes sure that your flowers are checked, packed, and shipped with love and care. They secure that the flowers are in perfect state when they leave the warehouse in Kenya, which is very important since the flowers need to travel some distance to get to you. Curious about the products? Check them out yourself!