Penta Flowers

Farm owner: Sabine Kontos

Location: Thika, north of Nairobi
Certifications: Fair Trade, MPS A, MPS, Global Gap, MPS SQ, BOPP , KFC Silver, ETI
Crops: Roses and Fillers (60ha)
Established: 1993

Background

Penta’s speciality lies in suppling flowers to the direct market through their ability to understand the demands of the constantly evolving markets they supply. Penta’s forte in packed at source (PAS) bouquets have led to a catalouge of successful bouquets that can be exported directly from Kenya. This understanding of how to mix colours and textures has meant that they have expanded their crop range from just the standard roses to include a wider range of colours and fillers.

Currently 55 ha of the production area is under rose cultivation, boasting about 45 different rose varieties and 5 ha planted with the following crops :

  • Chrysanthemums,
  • Limonium
  • Solidago,
  • Sunflowers
  • Gypsophila
  • Lepidium   ( Danzinger – Green Dragon)
  • Lysimachia
  • Lysianthus
  • Eucalyptus  and various other trials.

Facts and Figures

Years Established

26

Hectares

60

Employees

1500

Certifications

8