In Africa, the cultivation of flowers mainly takes place on or around the equator. Roses also form a large part of flower cultivation here. Back to expressions. How about this one? An elephant does not limp when it walks on thorns. An Ethiopian then says: don’t worry about futilities, focus on important things.
A Kenyan expression reads: family names are like flowers, they bloom in bunches. The message here: your lineage helps. It is not decisive, but a good foundation (family) helps. A nice transition to the information on (spray) roses from the equator.