September 2018:

FlowersExpo, Flor Expo Ecuador, Agriflor, Naivasha Horticultural Fair and more

September 2018 has been a busy month for the Latin American flower growers. The week after the FlowersExpo in Russia, an important market for the South American growers, the first edition of Expo Flor Ecuador and the 17th edition of the Agriflor were held in Quito. Also, this month, the Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 in Kenya took place.

Besides exhibitions, more happened. The weather remained a hot topic. In Kenya, the cold and cloudy days delayed the production, in France, the cold and hot temperatures shortened the garden season and in the US, the nursery industry braced for Hurricane Florence. 

Below the complete overview.

Florence Didy, Harvest Flowers Kenya:

Kenya: "Delayed production due to cold and cloudy days"

The weather in Kenya has been unusual for the last couple of months. The rainy season started off too early this year and now, the cold period with cloudy days is taking longer than usual. And the consequences are visible in the crop. "The colder and darker days delay the crop", says Florence Didy of Harvest.....

Pascal Lambé, Phytesia

EU: Cold and warmth shortened garden orchid season

“Although the season was shorter than last year, it was a good one for the garden orchids”, says Pascal Lambé of Phystesia. “Due to the cold in February and March, the season started later than normally. Then, in May the temperatures increased and the sales stopped. But in between we sold our orchids.....

Germany: Kientzler shows off new autumn assortment at open house

Kientzler opened its doors at their facility in Gensingen last week. Every year during this time, the German young plant grower organizes an open house to show their customers their autumn assortment (perennials and chrysanthemums). Customers from all over Germany, but also from France, Austria and.....

Flores El Capiro celebrates 10 years of sending flowers by sea

"How could we deliver our flowers in refrigerated containers to keep them at their best quality standards and all the freshness at the lowest cost?" Many years ago, Colombian chrysanthemum grower Flores El Capiro asked themselves this question and now, they are already celebrating their 10th anniversary of.....

Tropical plants in Sweden:

"Demand sky high, but limited availability"

Over the last years, the indoor green plants have skyrocketed in popularity in many countries. In Sweden too. However, the availability seems to be limited as the trendy tropical plants are not easy nor cheap to grow in this country. Therefore, many are being imported and interestingly most are said to come.....

Siflor 2018: knowledge creation to cope with the new challenges of the floriculture sector

Asocolflores (Colombian Association of Flowers Growers and Exporters), celebrates the new 2018 edition of Siflor with all floriculture professionals. The technical event in Latin America promotes Colombian Flowers competitiveness on the global market with a focus on innovation, leadership, human resources.....

US: Nursery industry braces for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is approaching the U.S. East Coast, threatening Georgia and the Carolinas. While the storm speed is decreasing somewhat, disastrous circumstances are still expected, and Georgia is still under a state of emergency, WSB-TV reports. The nursery industry.....


Photoreport FlowersExpo Moscow 2018

Here it is, the photo report of the FlowersExpo 2018. From September 11-13, growers, breeders and suppliers showcased their new and existing assortments at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. was present to make a full photo report of the show. This year, the three-day event again gathered 420 companies from 30 countries. Still a…

A visit to De Ruiter, Rosaprima and Flodecol:

Ecuador: Breeders and growers open their doors

It is flowers expo week in Quito, and many visitors take this opportunity to visit farms. FloralDaily didn't miss a beat either. Yesterday, a day before the flower shows Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador opened their doors, we visited the show and test greenhouse of Dutch breeder De Ruiter, the farm of rose grower…

A complete overview of the Ecuadorian floriculture industry

Photo reports: Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador

The flower trade show week in Quito has come to an end. Last week, two flower shows were held concurrently, namely Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador. Agriflor, organized by HPP Exhibitions, mainly gave the smaller growers a stage to explore the direct trade. At Expo Flor Ecuador, the members of Ecuadorian association of…


Photo report Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 came to an end last Saturday. During this two-day event over 150 exhibitors from all related industries showcased their products and services outdoors at the Naivasha Sports Club. "Busy fair, good quality visitors and - quite important when organizing an outdoor event - lovely weather. All in…



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