What to bring back home
Shopping in Mauritius
Where to Shop
Shop Smart
Shopping Hours

Good Buys
Markets (La Foire)
Beach Hawkers (!!)

Textile Factory Shops
Ralph Lauren (!!)
Billabong Beach Wear
Cashmere & Woollens
Business Suits

To Bring Back Home
Anthurium Flowers
Ship Models
18k Jewelry
Glass Blowing gifts
Sea Shells

Other Topics
Where to Stay
Beaches in Mauritius
What to See
Islets Around
What to Eat
Shopping in Mauritius
Island Tips

Anthurium flowers in Mauritius

The anthurium flowers say it all!

The heart-shaped crimson-red anthuriums may be the ultimate gift to someone very dear! Or even to bring back for yourself as a souvenir of your sun-kissed holidays on our island Mauritius!

The plant itself is on average 30cms high and is grown in the shade, away from the glaring sun in nurseries. Even though there is no particular fragrance to the anthurims, they are very popular amongst locals for its capacity to last for more than 7-10 days in water.

The colours of anthuriums vary from satin white to morning-dew pink to frosted pink, and from bright orange to crimson-red. The leaves of the anthuriums are also heart-shaped, though wider in size.

Mauritius is a major exporter of anthurium and andreanum flowers towards South Africa, Europe and Australia. Picked first thing in the morning, the anthuriums are sold in fresh packs, able to preserve the flowers for at least 4 days, without watering.

Tip: Check beforehand with your local immigration if fresh flowers are allowed into your country.