Colombia: Floral industry prepares for Valentine's Day

The farms where Colombia's flowers are grown have begun their preparations for the export of roses, carnations, hydrangeas, alstroemerias, lilies and chrysanthemums for Valentine's Day 2019, including an increase of up to 50 percent in the number of workers in the sector.

This was stated by the president of the Colombian Association of Flower Exporters (Asocolflores), Augusto Solano, during a visit on Tuesday to the cultivation of roses at Mongibello farm in Chia, a city adjacent to Bogota. He also added that it is during this time that the demand for flowers abroad increases.

Although flower exports remain stable throughout the year, during Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, production increases due to the demand for Colombian plants abroad.

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