No Bed of Anthuriums

August 31st, 2006 12:25 pm by Parousia

Last week anthuriums bred in Mizoram were exported to Dubai amid a blitz of publicity. It was the first time ever that an export of this kind was being made, and these species of flowers being widely cultivated by many local floral breeders, hopes were high that a lucrative new line of business was about to open up.

However, the people behind the move, Zopar Exports Pvt Ltd, are not finding it very easy going. Although the flowers have reached their destination, transport charges were very high with a single stalk costing as much as 24 Indian rupees. Also the rate for the sales has not yet been settled and negotiations are still underway. Morever the buyers have certain preferences regarding the species of anthuriums. Tropical, gabriella, judith and terra cheers apparently have a better market than others such as figo, rosa, laguna, president, monet etc. Other bestsellers Midori, choco, casino and acropolis were not part of last week’s consignment. Local growers, of which there are an estimated 300, say they have some 20 varieties of anthurium. Still, there’s a huge gap between local and export sales, and Zopar are finding they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

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15 Responses to “No Bed of Anthuriums”

  1. 1
    Goldmember Says:

    24 rupees is around 2 dirhams (AED)….
    the average salary (according to a reliable source) in Dubai is around 4000 -7000 Dirhams… but thats in the lower to middle class sector…

    2 dirhams on a flower doesnt seem to be TOO costly! not cheap but its not like you’re paying thro’ your nose =)

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    J Says:

    The 24 bucks apiece thing was for the transportation charges, not the price for the actual flowers.

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    SiLent_Man Says:

    Indian market hi a tha tawk tho an tia ni lommi? Hlawk lo zawka export chu buaithlak mai mai awm ve

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    lovingangel Says:

    ti dik ve reng,Indian marketah pawh kan la titha thei lova
    export lo tih khan a hlawk phah dawn amo nile

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    Sandman Says:

    Haha. J and her Anthuriums. Flowers are to J like how Google is to BlackWhite, or is to Benjamin, or boybands are to Goldmember.

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    J Says:

    And shagging is to Sandman :D

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    Sandman Says:

    and… sawi leh lo mai ang… ka hlau reuh che !!!!! :-P

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    life10 Says:

    j u a part of the club?? aizawl kan lo haw khan i had this auntie who has a flowershop in chandmari ,who talked 24 hours anthurium..:)

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    J Says:

    No ways, I don’t have a green thumb so I’ve never been horticulturally inclined….unlike your aunt. And pangang ka hlau rapthlakkkk :(

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    Britney Says:


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    Karthik Says:

    Where can we find Zopar exports address and phone numbers.

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    Maya Says:

    Sorkar Pangpar :-)

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    TuaiSialA Says:

    Hei chu italic post a ni maw…

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