Bogota Region, where Valentine’s flowers grow
Roses, Carnations, and other varieties of colorful flowers are given away in the United States for Valentine’s Day. More than 700 million of the flowers that will be given for this celebration in 2021 come from Colombia, especially from the Bogota Region.
Valentine’s Day is one of the most important celebrations for Bogota Region floriculturists, who export 66% of the flowers grown in Colombia. This number is high considering that this country is the second largest exporter of flowers in the world and the main provider of flowers to the United States.
Bogota Region is the cradle of flowers due to its weather conditions. The Bogota Savannah has a temperate climate. It is 2,500 meters above sea level, has long sunny days, and an optimal quantity of rain. All these conditions make it a perfect area for flowers.
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The main varieties that grow in the Bogota Region are:
Roses (Colombia is the fourth main exporter of these in the world)
Carnations (Colombia is the top producer of these in the world. The country has more than 100 varieties)
Mums (Colombia is the second largest exporter of these in the world)
Lilies (Colombia is the fourth largest exporter of these in the world)
Bogota Region is also an important producer of flower bouquets, a collection of flowers in a creative arrangement that is sold to the customer as an added value.
Besides dressing the world with the delicacy of flowers, this industry generates more than 140,000 jobs in the country, most of them for women. According to Procolombia, floriculture employs 25% of the rural female labor force in the country.
Colombia has more than 1,600 variety of flowers, which are exported to more than 90 countries across the world.