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Can gerbera grow in India?

Can gerbera grow in India?

In India, Gerbera flowers are extensively distributed at heights of 1300 to 3200 meters. They grow very well in states like Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and other Himalayan regions. A good thing about the Gerbera flower is that it can be grown all over India through ‘greenhouse farming’.

What species of gerbera is commonly cultivated in India?

Of the indigenous varieties, Arka Ashwa, Arka Nesara, Arka White, and Arka Pink are suitable for polyhouse cultivation and have been available for farmers from the last two years. Arka Krishika and Arka Red varieties could be grown in open cultivation and would be made available to farmers by June, Dr. Aswath said.

Where do gerbera plants grow?

Where to grow gerberas. Gerberas need plenty of sun and a sheltered site. Hardy gerberas can be grown outdoors all year in borders, raised beds and containers. Gerberas can withstand temperatures of around -6 °C so long as their roots don’t get waterlogged.

Which is the best soil to grow gerbera in India?

Soilless media is suitable for the large area more than 2 Acre. In India mostly soil media preferred for gerbera cultivation due to electricity & irrigated water quality. The major Gerbera producing states in India are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamilnadu, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh.

What’s the best temperature for gerbera flower farming?

Optimal day temperatures of 20°C–25°C and nightly temperature of 12°C-15°C is ideal for Gerbera cultivation. Gerbera cultivation in Greenhouse. Soil Requirement in Gerbera Flower Farming:- The soil should be well drained, light, fertile/rich, slightly alkaline (or) neutral in nature.

Where did the gerbera flower plant come from?

Gerbera Flower Farming. Introduction of Gerbera:- Gerbera is an exotic/ ornamental flower plant grown throughout the world and known as “African Daisy” (or) “Transwal Daisy”. This flower originated from Africa and Asian continents and belongs to “Compositae” family.

How many cut flowers can gerbera flower grow?

Under Greenhouse cultivation: 225 to 250 cut flowers/square meter/year can be obtained. Bottom Line of Gerbera Flower Farming:- It is one of the best profitable cultivation crop, which has very good commercial value across India and local markets.