Growing Lavender Flowers for Business

Growing lavenders flowers is a productive business, knowing that these flowers have lots of usage. This article can help you in knowing how to grow lavender flowers for business.

Lavender is woody and perennial plant that has romantic flower. It grows up to 1½ to 3 feet tall. The leaves are 2 inches long which has gray-green color.

Do you wish to grow lavenders flowers to make money? If that’s the case, you have to know how to effectively grow and take good care of lavender flowers.

Lavender is known to be one of the famous herbs with the fragrance of its dried flowers and from the oil which is refined from it. This is typically being use as perfumes, so growing lavender flowers as business is truly lucrative.
Since this perennial is slow to grow, you can propagate it indoors by using seed trays. You must use bottom heat, 18 degrees C (65 degrees F). In order for the seedlings to become well established, you must keep the soil moist. If you will be cutting it, you can take it from tips of shoots. Place it on sandy soil and make sure to keep it moist, it likes full sun and warm. As soon as the root system entrenched, you can transplant it. You can plant it in groups, it will look very attractive. Before the last flower on the spike will open, it is best to pick on the flower stalks. You can have to harvest it on a dry day but make sure that the sun is not too hot. In an airy place, you must hang the packs upside down. You have to store it in airtight containers.

Lavenders have lots of usage such as cosmetic, culinary, decorative, aromatic and medicinal. The aromatic oil of lavenders can be used in toilet water, perfume, and cologne. Lavenders are also being used in bath products and cleansing facial steams. It is also known to repel mosquitoes. Lavenders can flavor jellies and vinegars. It is also being use as decoration such as decorative wands, decorative wreaths, and floral arrangement. It also has medicinal qualities. With all of these, it is really a fact that growing lavenders is a lucrative business. Knowing that it has a lot more usage, there will be a lot of shops, businesses, companies and individuals who will go and buy lavender flowers to you.

Yes, you already know how to propagate, sow, grow and care for lavender flowers, but that doesn’t stop there. You have to make potential clients/customers to know about your business in order to earn. There are lots of ways to advertise your business. Posting a signage can help but of course, that not only it. You have to come up with other ways to market your business. You have to look for clients to supply your lavender flowers with. You can come up with business cards and flyers which you can hand out to potential clients, go with businesses, companies and individuals who use lavender flowers on their businesses. In doing these, you can get clients that you can supply your lavender flowers every now and then, leaving you earning huge of income.

39 Comments

  • sam said on November 24, 2009
    I live in Nanyuki, kenya and I would like to know which are the best herbs to grow.
  • parth vaidya said on December 22, 2009
    i live in india and give more information about lavender flower business, its cost, its market, its growing period and how to cultivate as well as how much amount of money i have to invest?
  • vicky pommer said on April 21, 2010
    I live in Greece, and would like to know which are the best herbs to grow, especially lavender. I am interested in getting my own business and earn a living - i am unemployed and need to work. thank u
  • Dolores said on May 3, 2010
    I have the land and want to grow lavender. Are there companies that I can contact to get me started with the plants and than to harvest the plants.
  • Herman Nyotu said on May 24, 2010
    I would like to set up a half acre plot for growing Lavender in Thika, Kenya. Where can I find seed to establish a nursery?
  • alina said on June 23, 2010
    oh, yes, me too... i also have the land, i want to start in romania, there's a lot of unworked land and i haven't really seen lavender fields anywhere here. now days we don't produce much anyway. i love lavender, so for me would be a pleasure. but as the others..i have no idea to whom to ask about such an investment, and how to sell my product..maybe someone with experience can help answering? thank you!
  • Hesham said on July 26, 2010
    I live in Cairo Egypt and am interested in growing lavender for business. Can anybody help me with names of companies/specialists that can be contacted to help? many thanks
  • George said on October 20, 2010
    I live in S-E or Romania .. and i'm interested in growing lavender for business. a good area to grow lavender in but i need help with names of companies/specialists that can be contacted to help . Sharing profits isnt a problem for me ! Many Thanks
  • sushil kumar said on February 14, 2011
    i am from India, distt. dehradun in uttrakhand state. climate here is fine the max. temp. in summer goes to 35-38 deg. Celsius. i wish to know growth prospects of lavender in this area, cost of production , consultancy etc.and what should be the area for plantation to get profit in the business. thanks, sushil kumar
  • cristina said on August 5, 2011
    hi. i live in romania and i want to started a business in growing lavander. could you help me with name of companies who are interested in buying lavanders? i'm interested in any ideas about this business! thank you
  • Madeleine said on August 12, 2011
    i am based in Nairobi Kenya. I am interested in starting a lavender farm on a fairly large scale basis, I have 120 acres virgin land, on the outskirts of Nairobi. can I get some professional help to start
  • Erastus said on September 3, 2011
    Hi i do have a company that deals with horticultural products including flowers i need international partners who we work together my company is in nairobi kenya my email is erastuskibira@yahoo.com
  • adri said on September 4, 2011
    hi! i have the land..but i don't know how to start a business .i love lavender but i'm not sure if i can find some companies to interesting in buying lavender. any ideas about this business would help.thanks.i'm looking forward to hearing from you
  • ALLLURED HINDFRAG said on September 30, 2011
    we from south india, distiller of the essential oil and floral absolute. we interest to buy dry lavender flowers and oil also. we interest do contract farming for the same. our mail id is allluredhindfrag@gmail.com
  • denis said on March 21, 2012
    I sell agricultural property on island Hvar (Stari Grad) which is 200m far of the sea and it is excellent for growing lavender because , Island Hvar is number 1 in growing the most quality lavender in the world. The property price is 80.000 euro so contact me if you are interested my email: denis.cod4@gmail.com
  • ana said on April 8, 2012
    Hi, I'm living in Romania, I would really like to know more about a business in lavender field. Would be interesting to know where to find the appropriate seeds or plants, how to grow them, how to harvest how to preserve the flowers and if you have info about places to sell it. thank you!
  • c.w. desilva said on August 3, 2012
    could you tell me where i can buy lavender seeds in india for experiments in botany. so i will need a few, not commercial amounts i live in goa
  • steve said on August 24, 2012
    I have approximately 5 acres in central illinois. We currently have 25 lavender plants. We would like to have 5 acres of lavender but currently do not have the funds. We are looking for an investor willing to help us in our endeavor. Terms and conditions are negotiable.
  • Radu C. said on September 16, 2012
    Hi, I live in Romania. I own about 10 acres of land in southern part of the country and I would like to learn more about the lavender growing business: soil preparation, seeds, cultivation, care and harvesting, cost estimation. Can you please please give some pointers where I can find info about lavender growing? Thanks in advance.
  • Ruth Rossi said on January 23, 2013
    I have currently 50 lavender plants in my garden and harvests around 4-5, sometimes more, of big shoe cartons of flowers every year for 3 years now. I fill several sachets of different sizes and put them in my cupboards, and all rooms in the house, give as gifts to my friends or house guests. In my home country, I own 2 hectares of land, and 4 separate lands. I would like to convert these lands to lavender farm lands. Can I obtain seeds from my current plants, how? Can you give me tips on how to start preparing the big field?, etc, etc, etc? Thank you
  • Rekha naik said on February 26, 2013
    i live in goa india and i have agricultural land of 150 sq.mt. i wish to start small nursery with roses, lavender, hibiscus please tell me how to start business
  • divyarajsinh said on March 11, 2013
    Hello sir i am from India and i have 10 acre land i want to grow lavender Plants but i have not enough knowledge to grow it properly so please give step by step overview to grow it successively.
  • susan said on July 19, 2013
    I am Kenyan and i wish to grow lavender. At the moment i have planted as part of landscape in my compound. i would like to get the right varieties to use in production of oil soap etc
  • Mr. Vikas said on August 6, 2013
    Dear Sir, Currently we have requirement of Dried Lavender flower. Please send us your Quotation and images of Flowers on sales.parizat@gmail.com. regular requirement 100 kg pm. Thanks & Regards
  • Susan chemweno said on August 24, 2013
    I live in Eldoret, Kenya and wish to grow lavender for commercial purposes. Are there varieties suitable for growing here
  • EDWARD ABE said on September 14, 2013
    I would like to go into commercial farming of lavender plant. Any where I can go to learn that Live in England. I could rent up to 10 acres
  • chemwa mundoza said on May 1, 2014
    please send me companies to contract growing of herbs lavender etc 4 acres near harare zimbabwe
  • RAJ said on June 15, 2014
    Hello sir i am from India and i have 5 acre land i want to grow lavender Plants but i have not enough knowledge to grow it properly so please give step by step overview to grow it successively.
  • Albert Ncube said on August 18, 2014
    I have got more than 10 acres of land near Bulawayo Zimbabwe. I would like to grow Lavender plants, but I don't have have the requisite knowledge to proceed with the project. Could you give me a step by step overview of how to proceed with the project including the names of companies I could work with in marketing and selling the product.
  • ANTHONY NJOKA said on June 28, 2015
    I am growing herbs and ornamental flowers and grass for commercial purposes in Kenya. Please advice on where i can buy lavender planting materials in East Africa.
  • Muoki said on October 12, 2016
    Am muoki, from machakos, Kenya. Kindly advice how to grow lavender and how to get seed.
  • Bernard Irungu Wanjiku said on February 7, 2017
    Hello am Bernard from kiambu n Kenya. please help where to get lavender seeds
  • Mekhlla said on February 22, 2017
    i live in himachal..India ...please guide me for marketing lavender ...how do i look for buyers for lavender ?? I want to start growing ....what would be my investment ...how is the oil extracted ...
  • Rajeev Daniel said on June 21, 2017
    living in jabalpur madhya pradesh india and interested in agriculture base business here owing land about 12 acres. interested in lavender farming or any other farming in which marketing is not a problem (like vegetables rates up and down)
  • Ronald Ayub said on August 4, 2017
    I would like to know where to get lavender seedling and how to grow them in eldoret area
  • Tony Irafay said on October 24, 2017
    I live in Tarime, Tanzania. i'm very interested in lavender farming (Lavandula angustifolia) where will I get the seeds for lavender?
  • Daniel said on November 1, 2017
    Can lavender grow near Mount Kenya?
  • Samuel M said on July 31, 2018
    I see so many Kenyans interested in lavender farming. Anyone doing it now please get in touch
  • Petronella Cloete said on April 16, 2019
    Hi there, we are in Blanco Texas and like to start our own lavender farm to generate an income. I would appreciate information about where we can get the best seedlings, planting of lavender, farming tips and markets for fresh and dried lavender. Thanks!

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