Importing of preserved roses from Ecuador has caught the fancy of Indians. These colourful roses come with a shelf life of two-three years during which they do not wilt or fade and their beauty and their natural colour remains the same.
Days ahead of 50 years of India-Ecuador Diplomatic Relations celebrations, the embassy of Ecuador in New Delhi unveiled the different varieties of roses that several Indian floriculture companies are in the process of importing.
In an interaction, the ambassador of Ecuador to India Hector Cueva Jacome, confirmed that “The Indian Ministry of Agriculture has given clearance and these long lasting roses are exempted from plant quarantine.”
According to the envoy “Ecuador's long-lasting roses, which may seem artificial to the naked eye, even have a life of up to five years under optimal conditions. And since they are chemically preserved these roses do not require water or sunlight.”