Almost every romantic film contains a scene where the guy gives the girl a beautiful bouquet, maybe as an apology for some wrong previously done. Well, here is an interesting fun fact: It is highly likely that the bouquets being paraded in such films may have originated from Kenya. Interesting, right? As one of the world’s biggest flower producers, flower farms in Kenya have made a name for themselves as pace-setters in the floriculture industry. Producing bespoke blooms seems to be the main agenda of such farms in the country, and all we can do is applaud them for putting Kenya on the map as a top flower exporter.
Many at times, we find ourselves in a tight spot wondering what to get a loved one as a gift. When caught in such a fix, here is what you may want to remember: flowers are one of the most acceptable gifts for almost any event or occasion. Did someone you know land herself an excellent job? Why not give her flowers for her new office? Did your friend give birth? Visit her in hospital with a beautiful bouquet. See, the usefulness of blossoms as gifts is irreplaceable. This is why it may just be necessary to have details of the contacts of flower farms in Kenya as they may come in handy when you need to send someone a sincere gift.
In 2015, CNN referred to Kenya as the ‘flower garden of Europe’ because the country was reported to be the third largest exporter of cut flowers in the world, garnering approximately thirty-five per cent of all sales in the European Union. The bountifulness of the country in terms of floriculture can be attributed to its sunny climate as well as excellent transport links. With such statistics at hand, it is safe to say that Kenya is doing well in the industry.
List of flower farms in Kenya
Despite the many challenges facing flower farms in Kenya, these estates continue to grow and produce world-class blossoms.
1. Sian Roses Group
Sian Roses is a group of three farms: Agriflora Kenya Limited, Equator Flowers Kenya Limited, and Maasai Flowers Limited. The group of three farms prides itself in the fact that it produces a wide variety of roses. Sian Group has a portfolio of more than fifty types of both standard and spray roses that one can choose from.
The group sells its products to the Dutch Flower Auctions as well as to other customers such as supermarkets and wholesalers. Its primary market, however, is in Europe, Dubai, Australia, and the United States of America.
An interesting point to note about the group is that its central values include value, integrity, professionalism, respect, fairness, and communication.
Sian Roses Head Office
Freight Road, 1st Freight Lane, 2nd Floor Siginon Complex
Postal address: P.O. Box 19169 – 00501 JKIA, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 20 2170 540
Cell phone number: +254 728 961 961
Official email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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a. Agriflora Kenya Limited – Nakuru
As one of the many flower farms in Nakuru, Agriflora Kenya stands tall as a grower and exporter of roses. The estate was established in 1995, and it is situated in Njoro, 20 kilometres west of Nakuru Town.
Varieties grown: Fireworks, Marie Claire!, Sonrisa, Pink Sudoku, Orange Crush, Nightingale, Julischka, Nicoletta, Inka, Reflex, Burgundy, Furiosa, Athena, Belle Rose, Kiwi, Aqua!, and others.
Postal address: P.O. Box 16533 – 20100 Nakuru
Telephone number 1: +254 50 50 706
Telephone number 2: +254 20 23932 263
Cell phone number: +254 723 159 619
b. Equator Flowers Kenya Limited – Eldoret
This farm was established in 1997, and it mainly grows and exports roses. It recently started a line of spray roses
Varieties grown: Furiosa, Athena, Burgundy, Dekora, Taiga, Fireworks, Mirabel, Pink Sudoku, Babe, Reflex, Sonora, Yellow Babe, Mariyo!, Madam Red, Espana, Snowflake, Good Times, Tacazzit, and more.
Postal address: P.O. Box 7610 – 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 20 2141 289
Cell phone number: +254 722 202 172
c. Maasai Flowers Limited – Nairobi-Namanga Road
This is the latest in the Sian Group. It is located approximately forty kilometres south-east of Nairobi and twenty kilometres south of Jomo Kenyatta International airport. It mainly grows and exports roses. The farm hosts a fully operational, top graft propagation unit that produces approximately 1.5 million plants a year.
Varieties grown: Mariyo!, Red Ribbon, Good Times, Marina, Fire Flash, Flash Night, Lianne, Babe, Snowflake, Rubicon, Nathalie, Fireworks, Pink Flash, Mirabel, and others.
Postal address: P.O. Box 19169 – 00501 JKIA, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 (20) 2499 311/18
Cell phone number: +254 714 065 245
2. Mzurrie Flowers
Mzurrie Flowers is one of the biggest flower farms in Kenya. It consists of three separate but centrally managed rose growing farms: Winchester Farm Limited, Maji Mazuri Flowers Limited, and Molo River Roses Limited. The entire group is headed by a chief executive, but the individual farms are headed by general managers. The core values that guide the group’s functionality are teamwork, respect, reliability, integrity, and passion.
a. Winchester Farm Limited
This is the pioneer farm of the group. It was established in 1992, and it is located in Karen, Nairobi.
Varieties grown: Mariyo!, Deepwater, Jumilia, Bellerose, Taiga, Madam Red and Ice Breaker.
b. Maji Mazuri Flowers Limited
Maji Mazuri was established in 2002, and it is located 50 kilometres west of Eldoret Town.
Varieties grown: Mariyo! , Tacazzi, Florida, Red Ribbon, Catch, Jumilia, Red Naomi, Montecarlo, Opus, Red Horizon, Soduku, Prima Ballerina, Furiosa, Sonrissa, Tropical Amazone, Athena, Taiga, and Moonwalk.
c. Molo River Roses Limited
Molo River Roses is the newest farm in the group. It was founded in 2012, and it sits in Kenya’s Rift Valley, 30 kilometres north west of Lake Nakuru.
Varieties grown: Candle Light, Good Times, Hot Blood, Deep Water, Burgundy, Athena, Furiosa, Babe, Snow Flakes, Fire Works, Moonwalk, Aqua, Mirabel, Yellow babe, Nathalie and Reflex.
Collectively, Mzurrie Flowers produces the following varieties: Red roses – Furiosa, Madam Red, Mirabel, Ever Red, Montecarlo, and Freedom; White roses – Athena, Snow Flake, Ice Breaker, Queen of Africa, and Miss Bombastic; Orange Roses – Babe, Tropical Amazon, Mariyo, and Confidential; Yellow roses – Good Times, Sonrisa, Moon Walk, and Yellow Babe; Pink roses – Taiga, Sodoku, Tacazzi, Deep Water, Belle Rose, Prima Ballerina, Aqua, Nathalie, Lady Bombastic, and Madam Bombastic; Bi-Colour – Catch, Fire Works, Reflex, Candle Light, Jumilia, Double Date, and Summer Dance.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 15139-00509 Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone numbers: +254 20 3501327, 3549286
Mobile numbers: +254 722 203630, 0733 333 648
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3. Primarosa Flowers
The name Primarosa is derived from two words: prima – meaning premium, and rosa – meaning rose. Primarosa is a producer and exporter of roses around the globe. It has approximately 100 clients, 1500 employees, and 70 flower varieties. Primarosa grows, exports, and supplies products of Zuri Division Global. It has two farms in Kenya: Primarosa Farm-Athi River and Zuri Farm Ol-Joro-Orok.
a. Zuri Farm – Ol-Joro-Orok
It was established in 2004. Its location is in Nyandarua County, 200 kilometres from Nairobi. The farm grows two varieties of roses – Big Heads and Sprays.
Postal address: P.O.Box 225-20302 Ol-Joro-Orok, Nyahururu, Kenya
Telephone numbers: +254 709507000, +254 20 2366141/42 /44, +254 734618361
Email address: email@example.com
b. Primarosa Farm – Athi River
This farm was established in the year 2003. It grows flowers in three categories: Intermediate, Big Heads, and Sprays.
Postal address: P.O. Box 540, Athi River, Mombasa Road, Kenya
Telephone numbers: +254 709507000, +254 733 618354
Fax: +254 20 2088351
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For sales enquiries contact: email@example.com
4. PJ Dave Flora Limited
Pj Dave Flora is a 57 ha, family-owned farm established in 2007. It is located within the Athi Kapiti Plains, 60 kilometres south of Nairobi in Kajiado District along the Athi River. The farm specialises in growing and exporting premium quality, fresh cut flowers. Its main market is in Australia, China, the European Union, Japan, the Middle East, Russia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Varieties grown: Premium roses – Rhodos, Pink Rhodos, Lovely Rhodos, Melina, Shangai Lady, Yelloween, Pegasso, and Alaska; Intermediate roses – Ace Pink, Athena, Belle Rose, Belle Yue, Copacabana, Julischka, La Belle, Madam Cerise, Madam Red, Memory, Moon Walk, and Tamara.
Postal address: P.O.Box 18436-00500, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone numbers: +254 729 405 450, +254 732 205 577, +254 728 886 740
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5. Oserian Flowers
The history of Oserian began in 1969 when Hans Zwager, a Dutch World War II marine turned entrepreneur, purchased a large cattle ranch on the shores of Lake Naivasha. The ranch came to be known as Oserian. Hans ran Oserian as a vegetable farm for over a decade until one day in 1982 when a colleague urged him to use some of the land to grow a flower called statice that was popular in Europe.
Today, Oserian, one of the big flower farms in Naivasha, is over 5000 acres big and it handles more than 1 million stems of flowers every day. It sends flowers to more than sixty countries, among them being Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States of America, Russia, Japan, Australia, and countries in Asia. According to Oserian’s website, the blooms are grown using the latest environment-friendly methods. Oserian grows both roses and flower-fillers such as pink carnations and crystal blue statice.
Oserian prides itself in being home to the largest geothermal heating project in the world, spread across more than 120 acres of the estate. The geothermal heating is excellent as it gives constant temperatures, reduces humidity to below 85%, and prevents diseases like downy mildew, thus eliminating the need to use fungicides.
The Oserian estate also includes:
- Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary – created in the mid-1990s
- Chui Lodge and Kiangazi House
- Ranch House Bistro, located on the shores of Lake Oloidien.
- La Pieve Farm Shop, which sells groceries, household goods, sweets, toiletries, mines and spirits, and organic produce from Oserian and neighbouring estates.
Varieties grown: English garden roses – Beidirmeir, Blanchette, Bridal Piano, Cerise Vuvuzela, Latin Pom Pom, Peach Vuvuzela, Piano, Pink Piano, Vuvuzela, and Yellow Vuvuzela; Pastel roses – Baby Face, Cappuccino, Cool Water, H3O, Morning Dew, and Top Gear; Premium Roses – Magic Spray Avalanche, Queen of Africa, Snow Storm, and Sorbet Spray Avalanche; and filler flowers and bouquet fillers such as carnations and statice.
Postal address: Head Office, PO Box 2010, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
Telephone numbers: +254 (0) 50 203 0210, +254 (0) 50 202 1036
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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6. Fontana Flowers
Fontana Limited is a group of four farms located in Nakuru County that grows roses. Among them are Akina, Ayana, and Alisha. Fontana ventured into floriculture in 2004 for the main purpose of growing and exporting roses to the global rose market. The group grows over forty-eight varieties or roses. Fontana Limited collectively has approximately 110 hectares under greenhouse.
Postal address: P.O.Box 15688 – 20100, Nakuru, Kenya
Email address: email@example.com
Arfhan Mughal (Sales & Marketing): firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO- Girish Appana: email@example.com
CFO Fontana Group – Bhavesh Sumaria: firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Akina Farm
Akina is the smallest farm located in Njoro, Nakuru County. It was established in the year 2007, and its altitude is 2,300 metres above sea level. Seventeen hectares of Akina is under greenhouse, and it produces about fifteen varieties.
Varieties grown: Adalonia, Polar Star, Fiesta, Kahala, Bravour, Pink Weddin, Vanilla Sky, Mariyo, and Marie Claire.
Mahendra Patil: email@example.com
b. Ayana Farm
Ayana is situated in Narok, Nakuru County, and it is the highest altitude farm with an altitude of 2,600 metres above sea level. It was established in 2010, and it spans over 35 hectares. It produces about twenty-seven varieties of spray and cut roses sold to both auctions and direct markets.
Varieties grown: Sweetness, Cherry Brandy, Freedom, Atomic, Deep Purple, Freespirit, Tycoon, Tobacco, What Else, Ascot, Turtle, and Magic Lips.
Gideon Waweru: firstname.lastname@example.org
c. Alisha(Mau Flora Ltd)
Mau Flora is located in Molo, Nakuru County, and it spans over 40 hectares of land and has an altitude of 2,400 metres above sea level. It is the newest estate under Fontana Limited; it was established in 2013. Alisha plants twenty-six varieties of both spray and cut roses.
Varieties grown: Atomic, Explorer, Newsflash, Deep Purple, Nicoletta, Paloma, Maritim, Capucinno, Duches, Tobacco, and Stardust.
Mahesh CG: email@example.com
General Manager – Aiyappa C K: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fontana Limited portfolio: New varieties: White Ohara, Mayfair, Wedding Rose, Vintage, Magic Avalanche, Abstract, Baraccuda, Pink Ohara, Buttercup, Very Cute, Penny Lane, Twinkle Blush, Paloma, Pacorabane, Candy Girl, Vandela, Senorita, Trendy Fragerence, Sweet Surrender, Sweet Surrended, Supless, Coffee Break, Revival, Revival Sweet, Olduvai, Cashmere-1, Edge, Kahala, Dividend, Ice Breaker, New-320, New-364, Love Story, Attraction, New-088, Lois Lane, Dynamic, Lady Like, Harmony, New- 377, Barbarella, New-178, Movie Star, and New-080
Commercial varieties: Polar Star, Athena, Atomic, Tropical Amazon, Madam Red, Pink Wedding, Sweetness, Cherry Brandy, Purple Haze, Marie Claire, Free Spirit, Tycoon, Tabasco, What Else, Ascot, Explorer, News Flash, Espana, Freedom, Deep Purple, Paloma, Adalonia, Fire Ball, Vanilla Sky, Nicoletta, Magic Lips, Marosa, High-Tech, Maritim, Capuccino, Duchess, Mariyo, Fiesta, Stardust, Turtle, and Kahala.
7. Desire Flora Kenya Limited
It was established in the year 2008, and it is a grower and exporter of fresh cut roses. Desire Flora is located on the beautiful plains of the Maasai grassland of Kajiado County, Isinya. It spans over 16 hectares of land and plants about twelve varieties of roses from T-Hybrid and Intermediate selections. Its primary market is in the Dutch Flower Auctions plus wholesalers in the European Union, Russia, United States of America, Canada, and Australia.
Varieties planted: Madame Red, La Belle, Bella Rose, Athena, Mariyo!, Catch, Lovely Jubilee, Moonwalk, Downtown, Espana, Vertigo, Supreme, New Orleans, Madam Cerise, and Pegasso.
Physical address: Isinya – Kiserian Road, Kajiado District, Kenya
Postal address: P.O. Box 32111-00600, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 736 329 980
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8. Subati Group Limited(Subati Flowers Naivasha)
Subati is located in northern Kenya on the slopes of the Great Rift Valley. It grows and exports over 100 varieties of spray and single head roses. It spans over 85 hectares of land and has an altitude of 2,200 metres above sea level. It is a 100% export farm that sends its products to over twenty-five countries worldwide. Subati Group also plants herbs such as lemongrass, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, tarragon, basil, red basil, chives, coriander, dill, parsley flat, parsley curl, and thyme. Subati also plants a variety of chillies such as Serenade Green, Bird Eye Red, Bird Eye Green, and Habanero. The herb farm was established in 2016, and it is located in Kibwezi, 300 kilometres south of Nairobi.
Subati Group Limited was incorporated in Kenya in 2007 as a boutique 12 ha rose farm. It has grown to 100 ha that exports over 80 million stems of 180 varieties to over 25 countries.
Postal address: P.O.Box 25130-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone number: +254(20)204 8483, 356 6200
Email address: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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9. AAA Roses – AAA Growers Limited
AAA Roses (Forest Gate (EPZ) Limited) entered the floriculture industry in 2011. By 2012, AAA had begun exporting roses to the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, and the Middle East, to mention a few. AAA Roses has two farms that grow roses. They are Bellissima-Chui Farm in Timau that spans over 30 hectares of land at an altitude of 2,500 metres above sea level, located on the foothills on Mt Kenya and Simba Farm in Nyahururu that grows premium roses in its 40-hectare estate.
Physical address: Head office – Sadani House, Riverside Lane, Riverside Drive
Postal address: P.O.Box 32201-00600, Karen, Nairobi
Telephone numbers: +254204453970/1/2/3/4
Email address: email@example.com
10. Magana Flowers Kenya Limited
Magana Flowers Limited is one of the well-known flower farms in Kenya that has over twenty years experience growing and exporting roses. Its main market is in Russia, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States of America. It plants three categories of roses: Intermediate, Sprays, and T-Hybrids. It also grows outdoor flower varieties. Magana is located at the heart of Kikuyu, 40 minutes from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. It is a fully hydroponic 18.5 ha rose farm that plants over 60 varieties.
Varieties planted: A One, Airforce, Alaska, Bingo Cerise, Burgundy, Celeb, Confidential, Cuba Libra, among others
Magana Flowers Kenya Limited
Postal address: P.O BOX 14618 – 00800,Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone numbers: 0722897903 / 0733615035
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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11. Branan Flowers
Baranan Flowers is a family owned farm that has specialised in roses for over the last seventeen years. It is one of the flower farms in Thika that has an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level. The farm spans over 21 hectares of land.
Varieties grown: Shanti, Solileo, Athena, Aqua, Inka, Furiosa, H3O, Tropical Amazone, Akito, Ace Pink, Fuchsiana, Topsun, Mylo, Sorraya, Valentine, Madam Red, Bingo Cerise, Revival, Asante, Sombrello, and others.
Brian Wahome – G.M. (M) +254734424648
David Muchiri – Farm Manager (M) +254724646810
12. Zena Roses Limited
Zena Roses Limited was established in 1996, and it has three farms located in Thika and Eldoret.
a. Thika Farm
It is the pioneer farm that was found in the year 1996. It is situated along Gatanga Road, 8 kilometres to the north of Thika Town. It grows Intermediate roses and spans over 11 hectares of land at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level.
b. Sosiani Farm
Sosiani was established in 2004. It is located in Eldoret, 12 kilometres south-east of Eldoret Town at an altitude of 2,120 metres above sea level. It spans over 25 hectares of land, with 20 hectares dedicated to growing roses while the other 5 grows carnations and Alstromeria. Sosiani produces T-Hybrid roses, premium spray roses, and carnations.
c. Asai Farm
Asai is located 17 kilometres south-east of Eldoret Town. It was established in 2010, and it produces T-Hybrid roses and premium spray roses. It is 21 hectares big and has an altitude of 2,240 metres above sea level.
Postal address: P.O. Box 53164 – 00200, Nairobi.
Telephone numbers: +254 723 965 788 (Sosiani Farm), +254 722 935 798 (Asai Farm), +254 721 452 593 (Thika Farm)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Tambuzi is a 64-hectare estate with 25 hectares dedicated to roses and summer flowers. Tambuzi has three farms located 180 kilometres north of Nairobi, within Nyeri, Laikipia, and Meru counties. It is strategically located on the equator at an altitude of 1,900 metres above sea level. Tambuzi has been a producer of traditionally scented garden roses for over twenty years now.
Tambuzi’s roses are classified into: David Austin roses, Tambuzi Garden, Tambuzi Scented, and Tambuzi Spray.
Postal address: P.O. Box 1148 Nanyuki, 10400, Kenya
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone numbers: +254 (0)722 716 158 +254 (0)734 600 062
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14. Uhuru Flowers Limited
It is located on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya near Timau Town. It sits at an altitude of 2,600 metres above sea level, just a few kilometres from the equator.
Varieties grown: Upper Class, Devotion, Matilda, Tiara, Maritime, Icebreaker, and White Ohara.
Uhuru Flowers Ltd.
Postal address: P.O. Box 47 Timau, 10406 Kenya
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: +254 713 889 574
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15. Red Ice Flowers
Red Ice sits at the heart of the Kenyan highlands near Nanyuki. It is commonly classified among flower farms in Nanyuki. It mainly plants roses and it was established in 2004 as one of the farms owned by The Vegpro Grup. It grows over ten varieties of roses.
Postal address: P.O Box 329131, 00600, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
Mobile number: +254 722 204 388
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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16. Equinox Horticulture Limited, Nanyuki
Equinox grows T-Hybrids. All its flowers are supplied to the Dutch Flower Auction. It is located on the equator in the Mt Kenya region.
Varieties grown: Belle Rose, Blush, Caracal+, Cuba Libre, Double Fashion, Esperance, Heidi!, Marie Claire!, Marosa, Pink Journey, Secret Love, Twilight!, and others.
Turaco Farm, Timau Road
Postal address: P.O. Box 1666-10400, Nanyuki, Kenya
Telephone number: +254 (0)776 392 978
Rod Jones (CEO):
Telephone number: +254 722 204271
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: +3165 546 9092
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
17. Kisima Farm
Kisima is located on the foothills of Mount Kenya in Timau, Meru County at an altitude of 2,400 metres above sea level. It was founded in 1919 and incorporated in 1943. Kisima is known for arable crop farming, floriculture, its forestry programme, running a small dairy herd, and for supporting numerous thriving community development projects. It started flower production in 2001 and now has 18 hectares of roses in greenhouses and 4 hectares of outdoor production of Delphinium and Limonium. Kisima exports approximately 20 million stems a year.
Varieties grown: Pebbles, Duet, Free Spirit, Rockfire, Deep Water, and others
Kisima Farm Ltd
Postal address: P.O. Box 64, Timau, 10406, Kenya
Email address: email@example.com
18. Batian Flowers Limited
Batian is located on the slopes of Mount Kenya. It produces Alstroemeria, florinca, and roses. It started its operations in 1997 with 2 hectares of land under rose-farming. Batian has an altitude of 2,450 metres above sea level and currently has 35 hectares of land under rose farming.
Batian Flowers Ltd.
Postal address: P.O. Box 266, Timau, Kenya
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Upendo Flowers FZE
Dubai Flower Centre
Offices 205 & 206
Postal address: P.O. Box 293032, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Telephone number: +971 (0)4 2201200
Fax: +971 (0) 42201201
Email address: email@example.com
Types of flowers grown in Kenya
Among the major types of flowers grown in Kenya includes main-cut flowers such as:
- Statice, and other summer flowers.
Challenges facing flower farms in Kenya
Despite being among the top exporters of premium flowers in the world, not everything is rosy when it comes to flower farming in Kenya. Some of the problems facing flower farms in the country include:
- Lack of technical know-how.
- Changes in demand.
- High transportation costs.
- Poor staff turnover – sometimes workers work for a month then leave.
- Inadequate storage facilities which is quite a problem because flowers dry if not well stored.
- Poor working conditions.
- Seasonal roads that become impassable when it rains.
- Limited capital.
- Unpredictable climate change.
- Too many taxes imposed on them.
- Unnecessary bureaucracy for exporters set by the regulators.
- Criminal exporters and growers.
Despite the challenges above, flower farms in Kenya have continued to beat the odds to produce blue-ribbon blooms that are worth every penny spent on them.