Who would have thought that the cute kalanchoe plant would make such a tremendous development... as a cut flower! This flower is truly trendy these days. Renowned floral designers have picked up this craze and use cut kalanchoes in their designs more and more. Could this be the signature flower for the upcoming Women's Day?
It still sounds strange, doesn't it? Actually, about ten years ago nobody had even heard of the possibility of using this succulent plant. The arrival came as a total surprise to traders, florists, and consumers who thought they had already seen it all. This was not just the next red rose, a new shape of gerbera, or an unusual new tulip shape. This was a plant that had a somewhat old-fashioned image that turned fashionable as a cut flower.
For a kalanchoe to become a cut flower was quite a challenge. A plant must be compact, short stems with dense leaves and flowers. A cut flower needs to have a long stem.
SlijkermanKalanchoë - A Love Story
SlijkermanKalanchoë has developed its own product line of cut kalanchoe. How this all began is actually a love story.
You might say the history of the cut kalanchoe started by accident. Director Stefan Slijkerman wanted to use the flowering parts of his beloved plants to please his betrothed for their wedding bouquet, so he asked the wedding designer to create this.
Apparently, it was a big success, setting off the idea of a breeding process to actually create a real cut kalanchoe. Ten years later, the first cut kalanchoes from Slijkerman appeared on the market.
Today, the cut kalanchoe from this grower is 'hot'. At IPM 2023 in Essen, Germany, they were prominently visible in their booth in a colorful creation by the 2022 European Champion Hanneke Frankema.
Hofland Flower Group
For many years, Hofland Freesia has been, and still is, an authority when it comes to producing top-notch freesias. Since early 2023 the name of the nursery was officially changed into Hofland Flower Group. The reason for this was the addition of cut kalanchoe to the assortment.
At Hofland Flower Group cut kalanchoes are grown with the same dedication as they have been doing for years with their freesias. The result is the same top quality that lives up to the reputation of this Decorum grower..
A Symbolic Gift for Women's Strength and Resilience
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women around the world. It is a day to recognize women's important role in society and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face.
It takes strength and resilience to stand up for your rights when they are structurally ignored, neglected, or even refused. The 8th of March is a day that women are at the center of attention. We give them flowers to show our appreciation.
Cut kalanchoe is a wonderful gift to give for International Women's Day. It is a beautiful plant and flower that symbolizes strength and resilience, and it is sure to brighten the day of anyone who receives it.
When giving a woman a cut kalanchoe on the 8th of March, you show that you show your appreciation for women and in the meantime acknowledge and support their fight for equality.
The cut kalanchoes are marketed under the Decorum label, a guarantee for top quality from over fifty top growers, like SlijkermanKalanchoë.