Everybody knows how difficult it has been for the orchids for the past few years, and especially the large-flowered Phalaenopsis. Last year was also a disappointing year for the most popular flowering houseplant. Besides excessive prices for large-flowered Phalaenopsis also suffered small flowering Phalaenopsis at a low price.
"We had hoped that the prices would be better after the summer holidays last year. And though that partially have succeeded, it is not enough. Therefore, we hope for in 2019 for a better recovery. "This tells John Koehler, owner of" Over the Moon Orchids, a relatively smaller nursery to Bosrandweg at the Amsterdam Bos in Aalsmeer. "We only grow Multiflora, shorter small-flowered Phalaenopsis variety of colors. The special selections from still reasonably paid, but we hope to do in 2019 to better market than in previous years. Partly for this reason we have also started looking for something innovative. "
Almost a year ago, John Koehler and his son Bart did a test with Multiflora in a special pot to hang the plants upside down; Sky Orchids. "In the first few months we were able to offer the product not much happened," said son Bart Koehler. "We said to each other, let's see what it is. "No you did, yes you can get." Frankly, we really did not know how the market would react. After posting a message on our hanging plants on Facebook in a group of Dutch florists and growers we got some positive feedback. What we had heard was confirmed more often; many florists use to give rather Multiflora relative to the large-flowered Phalaenopsis, which is available from any hardware store or super. But hanging? As the opinions were divided. "
Johan Koehler continues: "We decided after a slow start to plant in early autumn still quiet to continue planting in hanging pots and I must say that we especially late November and December really sold well. hanging orchids. Persistence wins so indeed! It really gives us a good feeling because as we also get something back for all the time and energy we put into it besides a monetary reward. It is especially nice to see something that you believes is picked up by the trade! " Bart Koehler continues: "And so we can now perhaps put some more on the map, we have become well known in the trade with the Multiflora and our scented orchid," Liodoro "With these scented we are the only one.. in the country. I hope that we in the hanging Sky Orchids can build such a position and brand awareness! "