Interplant Roses (East Africa) Ltd.
For almost 5 years now Interplant Roses (East Africa) Ltd., based in Kenya, has been fully operational with a show house, pre commercial house and test house. The facility also has a 1.5 HA budwood area available to service our valued customers with propagation material of our latest introductions.
Interplant Roses (East Africa) Ltd. has a professional propagation unit for the supply of test plants for growers in the region.
Interplant Roses (East Africa) Ltd. is located in the well-known flower business park in Naivasha, Kenya and is visited frequently by our clients and rose friends from all over the world. We hold regular open days at our facility where all our latest varieties are on show for all to come and view.
The general manager is Gavin Mouritzen who runs the operation with his management team and staff of around 50 employees. Gavin: “Now that Interplant Roses (East Africa) Ltd. is fully established and recognized throughout the region, we will strive to continue its good name by our personable approach with our many valued customers. In recent times the rose industry has been facing a renaissance whereby quality product is taking the place of volume, Interplant Roses (East Africa) Ltd. recognizes that we need to be innovative and have a fresh approach to accommodate this trend, we believe that we are well on our way to achieving this. ”
Water conservation: Interplant’s State-of-the-Art closed circuit recycling system
Ever increasing global populations and their increasing water demands, have focused international attention on water availability to sustain life and industry. A recent focus group of leading Kenyan growers met in Naivasha, Kenya, to review progress made by the Lake Naivash Growers Group, as well as other growers from Mt Kenya and Central Kenya on water conservation. Interplant East-Africa has chosen to invest in a state-of-the-art closed circuit recycling system, based on reverse osmosis and UV light to maintain water quality.
Robert Ilsink says: ‘Interplant has been a family business breeding roses for 40 years and we have taken the commercial decision to set up our new show house in Naivasha using the environmentally sound principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and water conservation through closed circuit, computer controlled systems. In spite of our relatively small size of 1.5 hectares, we are also building a rainwater harvesting reservoir of 900 cubic meters’.