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Live plants and flowers

Live plants and flowers

Colombia's products include roses, carnations, alstroemerias, chrysanthemums, dahlias, hydrangeas, Anthuriums, heliconias and leafy plants, among others. The sector has a high social impact in creating over 120,000 direct jobs also employing around 25% of the female rural workforce. The sector also implements environmental sustainability programmes. Colombian flower crops have high quality standards ensuring the best sizes, colours and preservation of their flowers. Colombia has the widest variety of exotic flowers for export in the world, thus setting global consumption trends.

Live Plant and Flower Exports 2010-2013
US$ Millions FOB

Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, the Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.

Business Opportunities

  • Roses
  • Carnations
  • Alstroemerias
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Dahlias
  • Hydrangeas
  • Anthuriums
  • Leafy plants
  • Tropical flowers

Competitive Factors

Flowers and leafy plants

  • Colombia has more than 40 years exporting experience and is the world's second biggest flower producer.
  • It offers more than 1,500 varieties of identified flowers.
  • The flower and plant assortment includes roses, carnations, alstroemerias, chrysanthemums, dahlias, hydrangeas, anthuriums, tropical flowers, and leafy plants.