Ecuador Flowers are renowned worldwide and exported mainly to the United States, Italy, Russia, Germany and Canada.
Other countries such as Argentina, Switzerland, Spain and France are also part of Ecuador markets.
The flower plantations re are currently over 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres).
Ecuador has some climatic, geographical and technological advantages that make this industry one of the strongest in the world market place.
A further catalyst to growth in the industry has additionally given wider diversification from roses to other profitable ornamental flowers.
Gypsophila ("Baby's Breath"), Limonium and Liatris species and "Summer bloomers". Other popular Ecuador flowers are currently in cultivation, such as Gerbera daisies, sunflowers, and showy annuals of the genus Geodetia (Clarkia).
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Ecuador's bio-diverse geography from the low coastal highlands to the high Andes (Sierra) plus the Amazon Rain Forest area paves the way for great diversification and varieties of flowers.
Red Roses: A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love. Red Roses convey deep emotions like respect, admiration or devotion. A deep red rose can be used to convey heartfelt regret and sorrow.
The number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. 12 red roses is the most popular of all which conveys "Be mine" and "I love you"
White Roses: White is the color of purity, chastity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings and make an ideal accompaniment to a first-time bride walking down the isle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy, humility or spirituality.
Yellow Roses: Yellow roses are an expression of exuberance. Yellow roses evoke sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose, like the other roses, indicate purely platonic emotions.
Pink Roses: Pink roses are used to convey gentle emotions such as admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink rose blooms are indicative of sweetness and innocence.
Deep pink rose blooms convey deep gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also connote elegance and grace.
Orange Roses: An orange rose reminds us of a fiery blaze. These fiery blooms signify passion and energy. Orange roses can be used to express intense desire, pride and fervor. They also convey a sense of fascination.
Mixed Roses: By mixing rose blooms of different colors, you can create a bouquet of emotions. For example, a bouquet of red and white roses would mean "I love you intensely".
A random mix of roses would convey mixed feelings or send a specific message: "I don't know what my feelings are yet but I sure do like you."
A Good Flowers Advice: While flowers gifted on specific occasions depend mostly on the season in which the occasion falls, ultimately it is the personality of the recipient that should be the deciding factor in the choice of the flower gift.
Fill a sink or bowl with water, the container should be large enough to thoroughly wet the stems while keeping you dry.
Fully submerge the stem ends underwater and cut them at a 45-degree angle using a sharp knife, pruner or scissors.
Flower stems can be cut to varying lengths, depending on the type and height of the vase in which you have chosen to showcase them.
Cutting your flowers' stems at a 45-degree angle will ensure that they have plenty of surface area to absorb water and that they don't sit flat on the bottom of the vase.
Water is very important to flowers, so be sure to maintain a proper water level in your vase by topping it off every day.
As if sufficient water wasn't enough, they also require clean water, so be sure to change your flower's water every 2-3 days to ensure maximum beauty and longevity.
There are around 60 varieties of Ecuador flowers (roses) which are grown for exportation.
These include the red varieties First Red, Classi, Dallas, Mahalia, Madame del Bar and Royal Velvet, the yellow varieties Allsmer Gold and Skyline, in addition the pink-blossomed Anna Nubia and the purple-colored Ravel and Gretta.
Ecuador flowers are put in bunches of stems and packed 10 bunches per box for shipping.
Within the Carnation range, cultivated types would be Norla Barlo, Charmeur, Dark Organe Telster, Dallas, and several others.
Ecuador flowers are shipped in boxes containing on average 35 bunches, consisting of 20 to 25 stems each. Also grown are three kinds of chrysanthemums: Daises pomporns, Ornamental pompoms and Novel pompoms.
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