The sale of flowers to observe All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day has slowed in Dangwa, Manila, because of an oversupply, a report from ABS-CBN News said on Wednesday.
Last year, there were several buyers who had been buying the flowers from Dangwa days before the observance of the two annual holidays.
ABS-CBN News said the prices at Dangwa were as follows: Orchids, P600 per bundle of four dozen; Malaysian Mums, P100 per dozen, which was P150 to P180 before; Baby’s Breath, P200 per kilo; Anthurium (red), P350 per bundle of one dozen; and Anthurium (white) P250 per dozen.
To avoid wasting the flowers, sellers have dropped the prices of almost P100 per dozen or per bundle.
Even the floral arrangements that were formerly priced at P800 to P1,000 had dropped to about P600.
The sellers have also limited the number of large ready-made floral arrangements since the smaller floral arrangements are easier to sell.
The smaller flower arrangements are priced at an average of P100 each.
The sellers have blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the slow sales this year, saying buyers have not given priority to buying flowers.
But the sellers were hoping that buyers would be enticed to buy the flowers after bringing down their prices.