UPS estimates it will deliver 88 million flowers for Valentine’s Day, that's about 514,000 boxes.
The National Retail Federation reports Americans will spend about $2 billion on flowers this year, about 10 percent of what people pay for Valentine's Day gifts.
A large portion of flowers in our area will get processed at Miami International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol receives and inspects most of the flowers coming in from other countries to stop pest and plant disease from coming with it.
More than 957 million stems were inspected during the 2017 Valentine’s Day period.
Mother’s Day came in second for the period of time with the most flowers inspected.
Most imported cut flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador.