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We provide high-quality Rwanda limonium to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh cut Rwanda limonium from family growers in the country.
Rwanda limonium describes any of the many pink, violet or purple-colored flowers that grow in mainly marshy grounds. They consist of lobed minute leaves of a brown color and bear minute, pencil-like flowers (when not open) that can be any color from pink to yellow. When the mostly purple flowers open they attain attractive, small, lacy blooms. The single flowers are tiny at 4 to 10 millimeters long. The plants themselves grow to some 10 or 70 centimeters in height from an underground bulb. They thrive mostly along water bodies as they have an affinity for salty conditions. Their other common names include sea lavender and statice.
The many species of limonium had an origin in the Mediterranean and North Africa. L. sinuatum, for instance, is native to Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. There are also some cultivars that belong exclusively to North America where others have an Asian origin. Some species in these parts of the world grow woody stems unlike most which have mainly sheaths for stems.
We source Rwanda limonium from family growers in various flower-growing parts of the country especially the Eastern region. Here, farmers tend after their blooms on 1 or 2 acres which they enrich with farmyard compost. They also do away with chemical sprays in favor of other pest-eradication methods.
We harvest Rwanda limonium when the majority of the flowers on the plant have opened their buds. For some varieties, we wait until the internal florets or calyces can be visible in each bloom. We use sharp cutting knives to slash the stem. We retain both the brown-colored minute leaves and petals. We dip the stems into a water solution to conserve moisture.
We sort limonium after harvest by size, color and variety. The longest blooms with most of their buds open form the first grade. Other superior qualities we look for include the diameter of the small flower: the thicker, the better. We keep diverse varieties separately.
We pack Rwanda limonium in single and bunched forms. Each bunch of between 10 and 25 stems features in a plastic sleeve that cushions it against moisture loss. We lay single stems in one layer on the floors of the telescopic cartons to prevent crushing. We also use soft wax paper to separate between the stems or bunch. We finally attach self-adhesive labels on the telescopic cartons with vents to indicate the name, source, cultivar, stem count and the packing date.
We store Rwanda limonium at the base temperature of 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. We also preserve the flowers in half-immersed form. This gives it 7 to 14 days of vase life.
We transport sea lavender on the same day of packing to the airport in Kigali under modified environment conditions via our refrigerated vehicles. The cargo will make it to your destination in the next 1 or 2 days depending on your part of the world.
If you are after ‘the everlasting flower,’ then consider us your go-to for all things Rwanda limonium. All our violet-or purple-colored blooms come from the lush fields of rural Rwanda. Here, our farmers grow them under Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) terms. Besides our quality guarantee, we also maintain your quantity needs by having reliable sources throughout the high season. We use phytosanitary handling of the produce including sanitizing the tools first before we begin to use them. We also make our prices low to align to your budgetary needs. Make an order today!
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