March 27, 2020

Millions of flowers a day being destroyed as Covid-19 wilts floral sales

Usually at this time of the year growers prepare for the flowering season, to the contrary this year, millions of flowers a day are being destroyed as the coronavirus wilts flower sales all around the world.

The bright coloured blooms that are desired for hotel lobbies, offices, events and weddings are now being scooped up and thrown away, which will aid to create compost. Even if the flowers aren’t going to total waste, the floral industry is still facing many repercussions with a total of 80% of the flower production is being destroyed.

The Dutch auction has existed for more than a hundred years, but this is the first time that a pandemic has had such a gruesome impact on the floral industry.

“I have anticipated this just like other fellow florists; sales had to decline due to cancellation and postponements of weddings and events amongst others. I simply have never imagined that it would lead to millions of destroyed flowers every day.”

Alistair Fenech – Lead Floral Designer & Owner

Now, as one of Malta’s leading florists, we are doing our best to ensure that the same situation doesn’t happen to local growers. We are urging everyone to help local growers by purchasing floral bouquets, arrangements or plants from our online shop.

There are endless reasons why to send flowers, but during such dull moments, nothing is better than sending colourful flowers that will surely make anyone smile. So regardless of the occasion being a birthday, anniversary, new baby, or simply to cheer someone up, make sure to say it with a beautiful floral design.

You can also opt to order over the phone on 2722 3334, via email on [email protected] or from our Facebook page.

CATEGORIES: Fresh Flowers Others


4 responses to “Millions of flowers a day being destroyed as Covid-19 wilts floral sales”

    • They are now using the flowers to create compost, which will really help nature 🙂

  1. They can always give to people who needs them like hospitals, nursing homes or simply distribute them!

    • They’re not giving the flowers to such causes because at the moment due to covid-19 they’re trying to minimise cost and unfortunately giving them out for free would increase costs. Now they’re reusing it do compost for the next flower crop, which is very good to hear.

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