At Gardens America, we are proud to offer an exclusive selection of the Stella flower, also known as the Inírida flower or flor de Inírida. This unique bloom, botanically named Guacamaya superba, is a recent introduction to the commercial floristry market and is available in limited quantities. Here’s everything you need to know about this remarkable flower.

The Stella flower is a striking addition to any floral arrangement. Characterized by its spiky ball-shaped flower atop a slender reed-like stem, the Stella comes in stunning shades of red, pink, and white. These flowers not only add dramatic shape and texture to floral designs but are also easy to dry, making them versatile for various uses.

Stella boasts an impressive vase life of 21 to 28 days, provided it is stored at temperatures between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. As they are ethylene sensitive, it’s essential to handle them with care to maintain their freshness and longevity.

To condition the Stella flowers, cut two inches off the stem ends with a sharp knife and hydrate them in a solution of warm water and commercial floral food for two hours before storage or use. This process helps the flowers absorb nutrients effectively, enhancing their beauty and lifespan.

The dramatic shape of the Stella makes it an excellent choice for creating interest and texture in floral designs. Its straight, slender stems work particularly well in parallel design styles, adding a modern and sophisticated touch to arrangements. Whether used as a focal point or an accent, Stella is sure to make a statement.

The Inírida flower holds a special place in Colombian culture, symbolizing eternal and unconditional love. According to legend, Princess Desikoira, whose name means “Scented Woman,” fell deeply in love with a forbidden suitor. To maintain stability in her kingdom, she was forced to marry another man. Desperate for her love, her fiancé used a potent potion to win her heart. Under its influence, Desikoira fled her home, guided by the heavenly stars that took the form of the Inírida flower. She found solace in the Mavicure Mountains, where she stayed forever, and the flowers became a symbol of her enduring love.

Stella grows in a small region along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, particularly flourishing in the fine white sand savannas of the Estrella Fluvial Ramsar site. This area, part of the Cerros de Mavecure, is one of the world’s oldest rock formations and a biodiversity hotspot. The domestication and cultivation of the Inírida flower have not only safeguarded its long-term preservation but also contributed to conservation efforts and economic opportunities for Indigenous families in the region.

As a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience in the floral industry, Gardens America is dedicated to providing our clients with the freshest, highest-quality flowers. Our exclusive Stella flower is a testament to our commitment to excellence. By partnering with local growers and maintaining strict cold chain integrity, we ensure that our blooms arrive fresh and vibrant, ready to enhance any floral display.

Let Gardens America be your trusted partner for all your floral needs, bringing the enchanting Stella flower and other exquisite blooms to your business.