Starting Your Own Flower Farm Business

Perhaps you have been enamored of the lucrative nature of flower farms, or you simply just like the grow flowers and wish to earn money from it. You don’t need to read any other guide, because this article has all the information you would need to get your business up and running in no time.

Flower farming has become one of the more popular businesses nowadays. It is not unusual to find a small flower farm in the backyard of someone.

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This is because, aside from the money-making opportunities, having a flower farm at your home can add beauty and color to your residence.

Here are few things to remember when you finally decide to start your own flower business:

Your Flower Farm Should Be Organic

Your products should be natural, which means you use natural pesticides instead of chemicals to get rid of pests. These chemicals may actually damage your flowers instead of helping them. It’s easy to come up with a natural pesticide solution instead of opting to buy the chemical ones. Use natural predators, like praying mantises and ladybugs. These insects prey on the natural pests of plants, so with them in your farm, you have a natural and effective pest control.

Grow As Wide a Variety of Plants

It can help to have a wide array of plants that you can offer, from the most common to the outrageously exotic. You can experiment and come up with new developments as well. It would be beneficial if you maintain a semblance of uniqueness in your offerings, because it will make you stand out amongst your competitors and thus get you noticed easier by flower lovers.

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Exhibit Knowledge about Your Flowers

Your customers would be more impressed if you show them that you know a bit more about the flowers than just their names and colors. For example, a good knowledge about the history of as much flowers as possible would show good you are about plants and flowers. This would lead to more trust that you take good care of your flowers and that every order you get is supplied quality products.

Keep Freshness in Mind, But Offer More Than Just Fresh Flowers

Always make sure to keep your deliveries as fresh as possible. If the place you are delivering to is far away, delivering the flowers as buds ready to bloom would help to ensure that the flowers are still fresh when they get there.

Fresh flowers can sometimes go off-season, which means that demand for them will slow down and your profits can go down too. Sell anything else that has to do with flowers so that your inventory doesn’t go stale. For example, you can sell dried flowers, or seedlings. You can use petals from dried flowers to decorate handmade greeting cards.

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559 Comments

  • preethy said on March 20, 2009
    your article was informative. but some more points can be added as which flowers yield more profit, which flower is suited to which climate etc.
  • Maria said on April 15, 2009
    I would like to establish a flowers farm (start with something small) for sale (ornamental flowers) and because I don't know anything about this please advise me on all the steps that I need to have in place to start. Thank you
  • Ismayil said on June 27, 2009
    I would like to begin a flower farm in Kerala (India) especially a rose farm as a business to export flowers. please help me to find out the details..
  • Monica said on July 22, 2009
    i would like to start up my own flower farm but i need a whole lot more information about it, as i am not too sure exactly what steps to take. i would like to know more details on what types of flowers grow well together, the expenses involving a farm and the demand for flowers. thanks
  • Scott Marlow said on July 22, 2009
    Wanting to start establish a flower farm. I need to learn the in's and out's on how and what is needed to start learning the steps of flower farm. Gotta start somewhere. Thanks
  • danny maitland said on August 9, 2009
    i would like to start a flower farm and make a million dollars doing it.
  • anitha said on September 13, 2009
    I would like to start the rose farming business, please provide me the more details on the same.
  • Santhosh Kumar said on September 28, 2009
    I would like to start a small check farm starting with 200 chicken in Kannur District. Please advice me whether i will get any govt. aid and also inform me from where i will get the full information for this business
  • abhijeet ghose said on October 3, 2009
    plz guide me how to start a flower business & where to export it, in full details.
  • swaran said on November 12, 2009
    i want to start a flower farming, plz advise, how much land is required, how to go about it, what is required etc.
  • Ndumiso Ngwenya said on November 21, 2009
    I would like to start a flower farm for roses for export, am in Mutare, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe. Please give full details on every aspect of the farm. Thank you
  • sheena said on November 29, 2009
    please give more details on starting on a flower farm business in tabuk, Philippines..thank you..
  • Mrinalini Patil said on December 8, 2009
    pune, maharashtra, India. I want to start flower farming. Please help me for it....
  • sachin lawande said on December 31, 2009
    i want to start flower farming and interested in export market. City : Ahmednagar Maharashtra.
  • sheeja samson said on January 17, 2010
    i want to know about the details of flower farming. how much capital needed. which is the best plant, kumbanadu, thiruvalla, kerala, india
  • sandeep kanojia said on January 23, 2010
    thank you for your ideas, there is a request if you suggest in details. i stays in pune
  • suman agarwal said on January 27, 2010
    I would like to start rose farming business in durgapur(w.bengal)or near Durgapur to export flowers. Please help me about, how much land is required, how to go about it and what is required it.
  • yer said on January 28, 2010
    I would like to start my own flower farm business in Georgia and i am not quite sure how to get started. Also I would like to know where to get better deals on flower seeds or bulbs.
  • umsh said on January 31, 2010
    i would like to start a flower farm in kerala but i want to export those flower ie i need some good clients from abroad can u help me to know how we can find buyers
  • sumit agarwal said on February 19, 2010
    i would like to start my own flower farm business in muzzafarnagar (u.p) india & i want to know how to get started?
  • yeshwanth said on February 21, 2010
    i am having 5 acres of agriculture land near to hyderabad int airport. i want to do flower farming in greenhouse. can you suggest hyderabad climate is suitable for cut flower farming for local consumption and export. pls guide me.
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    I am doing a business on flower, for gardening, function hall, assembly hall or any other conference or marriage hall. If any body like to deal with us on flower at best price please contact 9310939302 in india only
  • Jayesh said on February 27, 2010
    I want to startup business of rose with small but i don't have information about it. Can i get training some where? How much cost will be for that? I have only budget is 1.50 lacs rupees. So please any body can advice me for the same Navsari, Gujarat, India
  • Jeevandeep Singh said on March 8, 2010
    hi want to know more about Rose/flower cultivation and how can one see it as business opportunity. need info regarding the issues related to this. plan to open near chandigarh, punjab
  • pramod said on March 8, 2010
    Please send me more about flower farming....
  • jay singh said on March 12, 2010
    we have a lot of land but we could not decide to what agri items we start for our land, also we are interested in flower & mushroom. pls. help us for these product. mirzapur, uttar pradesh, india
  • becky jay said on March 29, 2010
    i would like to import roses from Zimbabwe to the uk, have absolutely no idea where or begin from, or what requirements are needed. please could you advise me. becky uk london
  • jay singh said on March 31, 2010
    Dear Sir, just i want to know how can i develop the mushroom & rose product because we have proper land in our village. so pls. advice us to start our business in flower & mushroom sector. also what is the market value of this items & what is the future of this line . we await your prompt reply, Regards/ Jay Singh 09321468450
  • Iqbal Aziz said on April 8, 2010
    i would like to start my own flower farm business in BARABANKI (u.p) india . I would like to know where to get better deals on flower seeds or bulbs. i am having 8 acres of agriculture land
  • Ronny said on April 15, 2010
    Hi! I am Ronny from Kuwait originally from Maharashtra, Mumbai I am beginner of rose flower farm business pls help me for all details, i have my own land for farming.
  • Geophrey said on April 20, 2010
    I intend to venture into the horticultural industry, specifically, growing flowers and fruits. I have more than 25 acres of land for this activity. Kindly offer advice on how to start up this business and potential investment firms/individuals who might be interested in partnering with me on the project. Kenya, is known to be one of the leading exporters of flower and other horticultural crops. My farm is near an international airport. Kisumu, Kenya, East Africa
  • mrityunjay mishra said on April 30, 2010
    guide me for most profitable flower business. plot 8000sq feet near gorakhpur uttarpradesh india
  • satish kumar said on May 1, 2010
    mainpuri, up, east india. hi, i would like to open a flower farm like all kind of flower and i wants grow my business
  • Prashant Thakur said on May 6, 2010
    Hi i am prashant thakur belongs to Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, India. i have plenty of land and i would like to take the initiate for the rose/flowers farming. please guide me from where to seek help or information regarding the same. what is the initial budget and what kind of the infrastructure i need in the beginning? Please do let me know about all other queries like selling market and what is the suitable temperature suitable for the flowers etc. whom should i consult? please contact me on my email with all the information. Best Regards, P. Thakur
  • Ranjith said on May 10, 2010
    I would wish to start cut flower rose farm . could you please tell me the total expense and marketing scope in kerala. My place is thrishur , Kerala
  • Ajosh Alias Vannilam said on May 17, 2010
    I would like to do a business in floral industry. As a beginning, I am planning to start to make dry flowers. I just need to know the preservation of dry flowers and does any chemical use for retaining the natural colour of flowers? If so, where we get these stuffs in Cochin, Kerala, India. Could you please help me to know about these things.
  • raj said on June 2, 2010
    I Would like to business for flower farming in south gujarat how much money require, i have 1 acre land.
  • fahim said on June 2, 2010
    want to know more about flower farming pls send me more details regarding same. i m from ahmedabad, gujarat.
  • Jeetendra said on June 4, 2010
    Actually i am in paramedical field, but i am very much interested in flower farming please help me and guide me.
  • Shweta said on June 17, 2010
    Hi, I belong to Pune, maharashtra, India. I have a land in hinjewadi, Would like to know whether the soil condition in hinjewadi is suitable for flower cultivation and if yes then which flower..
  • shubhangi pachori said on June 18, 2010
    hi i belong to jabalpur, madhya pradesh, india. i have land in medhi, would i be able to know whether the soil condition in medhi is suitable for flower cultivation & if yes then which types of flowers & how much money i have to invest i have 1 acre land
  • shiojee sharma said on June 20, 2010
    hello, i m from UP. i required a project for starting my own business of flower farming
  • navneet kumar said on June 21, 2010
    I belong to district moradabad, uttar pradesh(india). I want to know about flower farm business and capital required for this. please tell detail about it.
  • Jordan Li said on June 21, 2010
    Hello, I am Jordan Li from Spring Agrochem International Trading Co Ltd. We supply Calcium Nitrate, Magnesium Nitrate and other cut rose fertilizers. Currently we are supplying them to several rose farms in Ethiopia, Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia. Please contact me. Email:springagrochem@gmail.com
  • Alphonce NNko said on June 27, 2010
    Tanzania, Arusha. I have a sixteen hectares of roses. Half in hydroponics and half in soil. I am looking for a buyer of the said farm
  • chirag ballani said on July 1, 2010
    anybody wants to start flower farm in partnership, please contact with me 08055695143 prithvi.chirag@gmail.com
  • PETERSON NJUE said on July 23, 2010
    MOMBASA, KENYA. Anyone needing an irrigation and fertigation technician (flower growers ) pls cntact me.
  • Thpmas Aubyn said on August 3, 2010
    I am a former member of parliament of Ghana and a lawyer by profession. I live in the Accra/Tema metropolis and has over 400 acres of land which I want to use it for flower cultivation. Can you help me seek joint venture participation?
  • Sandeep Singh said on August 7, 2010
    Hi i am Sandeep Singh from Agra, Uttar Pradesh (India). I have some acres of land and i would like to take the initiate for the flowers farming. please guide me from where to seek help or information regarding the same. what is the minimum budget and what kind of the infrastructure i need in the beginning? Please do let me know about all other queries like selling market and what is the suitable temperature for the flowers etc. whom should i consult? please contact me on my email with all the information. Thanks & Regards, Sandeep Singh, 163, P.P Nagar, Agra(Uttar Pradesh, India) Ph. No:- 09358099912
  • sandeep jaswal said on August 10, 2010
    i am from himachal pardesh india. love to grow the nature, experience is your first step toward any thing. i am looking a human who help me to grow the love in shape of flowers/from this nuclear earth. thanks waiting.. ikon1339@gmail.com
  • Sivanandan said on August 13, 2010
    I would like to start a flower farm. Am from the state of Kerala, India. Could you please advise the details of flower farming..?
  • Sreeraj said on September 4, 2010
    I am so interested in flower farming.. my location is kollam, kerala state, india.. actually one of my friend told me that now a days heliconia farming is more profitable in this region.. but i dont know how can i cultivate this flowers and how can i market these flowers.. can i get a help from you.. where i can buy this flowers bulk in my nearest places?
  • roy mathew said on September 15, 2010
    i am planning to start flower farming. kindly advice me which flowers can i farm in my place. Area : 7 acres, climate: cool area suitable for tea, cardamon, pepper, orange etc. place:wayanad, kerala, nearest large city: bangalore
  • Anneke van Niekerk said on September 16, 2010
    Western Cape, South Africa. I want to start a cut flower farming business. What flowers will be safe to start with and where can I order cut flower seedlings from in South Africa? I would really appreciate your help.
  • Adrian said on September 16, 2010
    My location is Oradea, Romania. I want to start a flower farming business, I think with rose, but I want not only rose. The question is that i don't know what is better to plant, what kind of flowers. Please advise me on all steps that I have to do. Thank you very much
  • anup rane said on September 19, 2010
    i want to start rose farming in konkan region how would i start it & from where i get the raw material for the infrastructure
  • Smita said on September 20, 2010
    Am interested in cultivation of dry flowers in Bangalore India or in Pune India, can u provide me with more details on how can i go ahead.
  • sashi said on September 24, 2010
    looking for agents to buy flowers in bulk for Kerala market.
  • sanjeevan said on September 25, 2010
    Hi, I'm from mumbai, my native is satara I want to start a flower farm business. Currently i don't have any idea on how to start this business. Can you provide me with more details on how to start, what are the requirements to start flower farming and what would be the initial investment required and what are the profits. Sanjeevan
  • akshay adappa said on September 28, 2010
    Please mail me contact no. & Person or Co. name who deal in turnkey basis, as producing flowers & vegetables is easy but marketing it is also necessary, if there is some co. who would be interested in buying the yield on regular basis. i am located in Mumabai , Maharashtra, India
  • jai prakash said on October 1, 2010
    I would like to establish a flowers farm, start with something small.starting in lucknow(india). i have no land...taking land on lease...plz tell me which flowers yield is more profit, which flower is suited to which climate...
  • subhan said on October 13, 2010
    My location is ap,india. I want to start a flower farming business, I think with rose, but I want not only rose. The question is that i don't know what is better to plant, what kind of flowers. Please advise me on all steps that I have to do.what are the requirements to start flower farming and what would be the initial investment required and what are the profits. Thank you very much
  • sivakumar said on October 13, 2010
    i want to export cut flowers from india i would like to know the how abouts of this business
  • sergio said on October 25, 2010
    I will like start flower farm buss. for export flower but i need to know what is the minimum invest for start. i am in Mexico in the caribean beach
  • Ssentongo Derrick said on October 26, 2010
    I live in Africa in a country called Uganda. I am an engineer but with a dream of starting a flower business. I have got less idea about the types of Flowers that make business though i know what to do with flowers. My prayer is you please advise and guide me on what to do. My register business name is SENTAGRO. I will be so much grateful on receiving a helping hand from you. May the good Lord reward you.
  • ider said on November 17, 2010
    Hello, I want to establish my own rose flower farm but I don't know what to do first. The biggest reason for me is that our country has 4 season. In winter, outside around minus 30 so I think I need to build farm that keep warm at least + ...? so I need special guider. Thanks Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Chander Shekhar said on December 3, 2010
    Hello ! My Name is Shekhar working in New Delhi but now would like start my own flower farming business in Uttrakhand having own land. The main question which i would like to ask is How to start and what all points to be keep in mind. I need your guidance who can assist to start the venture
  • akanksha malshe said on December 5, 2010
    Hi, I am akanksha. I have the land near the Pune, Maharashtra. I want to do flowers farming. Please guide me the steps of flowers farming. How much will be the initial capital investment required? Is there any facility to get loan for this business? Which flower's farming is more profit earning? What type of climate will be required for the same? Is there any training institute for this business in Mumbai? Please inform me on my email ID.
  • kedar nath said on December 8, 2010
    i am a civil engineer but i want to install a green house for rose farming . kindly let me know the details of the project with economic input and output
  • sandeep kumar said on December 9, 2010
    Hello, my self sandeep .I am interested in flowers farming. I don't know anything about flowers farming, So please guide me each step require to start this business and also be the initial capital investment required. Is there any facility to get loan for this business from government? Which flower farming is more profit earning? What type of climate will be required for the same? Is there any training institute for this business in Bihar? Please inform me on my email ID.
  • sudheer patel said on December 13, 2010
    i want to open a flower farm, i am new . guide me from top to bottom. i have 40 acres of land in amirgadh, banaskatha, gujrat .pls help me.
  • praveen said on January 10, 2011
    I am interested in flowers farming. So please guide me each step require to start this business and also the initial capital investment require And which flower farming is more profit? Please inform me on my email ID.
  • gina said on January 12, 2011
    question-is there any type of flower that cultivates other flowers & helps them in their growth process?
  • radhamma said on January 16, 2011
    I am interested in flower farming. Cud u pls give me information like what are flowers are having good market, where i can sell this, whom to be contacted for assistance for loan and subsidy etc.
  • everest florist said on January 17, 2011
    i am a wholesaler of natural flowers and those who want to send flowers on commission basis to our firm i am ready to sell them
  • Abigail Hlabano said on January 17, 2011
    I am in Gaborone, Botswana and I want to start a Business in flower farming. I need to know about flowers that grow well in hot areas.
  • Manish Jain said on January 18, 2011
    I am from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.I want set up the flower preservation business near Ahmedabad. Please send us the details asap so it can help me start up early.
  • B.R.Wimaldasa said on January 21, 2011
    I 'm from Sri lanka. my location is central hills. above sea level 1000m.I doing small rose cut flower farm. now I need give good training for my son.please advise and make coordination.
  • jyotsna said on January 24, 2011
    hi, i want to begin farming of flowers but don't have any idea about it,i need whole information of doing this,
  • Elias Oriaro said on January 27, 2011
    Have desire to start a flower farm in MIgori District. Please provide information for starters
  • anju singh said on January 31, 2011
    i have 5 acre land in punjab i want to start flower business please help me about this
  • prakash said on February 1, 2011
    i wanted to start flower business in mangalore, can you suggest me following. How do i start the business. What will the Investments Which type of climate required for flowers, what will be the preferred flower at mangalore.
  • Akhila said on February 2, 2011
    we are interested in flower farming and mushroom farming . what will be the investment , which season is Best for each plants, what will be the preferred plant at Cochin.
  • Paras said on February 2, 2011
    Hi, I am from uttar pradesh. I want to know more details about flower farming according to atmosphere of UP.How can i start my own business like this by short money. Thank you.
  • govind lall agrawal said on February 3, 2011
    Sir, I am interested in doing flower farming at ramgarh cantt.jharkhand. I have the sufficient land i.e.5 to 10 acres. Will it be economical to start it at ramgarh and in what way you can help? Please write.
  • Sivagamy Rampersad said on February 4, 2011
    I have a small home garden, growing vegerables. I would like to convert the small beds to grow some flowers and would like to know what type of flowers one can grow with limited space. Much appreciated
  • Sunita said on February 4, 2011
    sir,i have agricultural land near shirdi,i would like to start rose flower farming in small as well as large scale.please tell me details regarding farm development,cultivation of rose,total life cycle,government loan schemes,marketing and profit status .Regards
  • SuhasAhir Rao said on February 6, 2011
    sir, i have small piece of agricultural land near Pune of 30 Gunthsa. Would you help me to start rose flower farming and more about farm development, cultivation of rose, total life cycle, government loan schemes, marketing.
  • SUNIL WAGH said on February 6, 2011
    Jalgaon; Parola, Maharashtra, India. Sir, I want whole info. about flower farming. Such as from where will i get seeds, Procedure of plantation, how much time it take?, which flowers are suitable in Jalgaon's soil & climate?, Nearest flower market, names of natural pesticides available in mumbai or jalgaon. etc.
  • Shailesh Jain said on February 9, 2011
    Hi, We want to start flower farming. Our Business Location is Aurangabad-Maharashtra-India. Our FAQ's are as below..
    1. How much capital we need to invest?
    2. How much land we reqd. for this purpose?(We have 1 acre currently)
    3 Who are the supplier for branded seeds?
    4. Which would be the target customer or market for selling this product?
    5. Pls quote on business loop-holes...
  • Rajesh Ingale said on February 13, 2011
    I would like start flower farming,Pl. provide details of branded seeds, procedure of plantation,Any loan scheme from government, what will be the preferred flower at fattepur.
  • Surendra Aphale said on February 17, 2011
    I would like to start flower farming. My agriculture land is Near Trimbakeshwar with ample of water,Dist.Nasik Maharashtra. I have already started with marygold flowers cultivation & getting good response. To add more , can you suggest me which flowers are suitable . I think , like present Marigold market , I can send flowers to Mumbai market which is very nearer.Please advice me seeds , plants availability & fertilizers required.
  • Nitesh Gaikwad said on February 18, 2011
    I would like start flower farming in Ahmednagar MIDC, Maharashtra Pl. provide details of branded seeds, procedure of plantation,Any loan scheme from government.
  • Govind said on February 20, 2011
    Located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Please tell me where can I get the detailed info on flower farm, looking for details like getting raw material - what all things would required, suppliers, who would buy from me and stuff like that.
  • Pardeep raghav said on February 23, 2011
    I m pardeep raghav from gurgaon (haryana) i have 20acar land in gurgaon and 12acar land in u.p i want start a new flower business. or i can my all land rent.if any flowering co.need a land on rent pls call:pardeep raghav,9560386845
  • henok solomon said on February 25, 2011
    hi,everyone i want to start flower business. i can get many kinds of flowers in hi quality and less price so if u like to buy or get someone who wants... send me at henic33@yahoo.com i live in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. thanks for reading!!
  • swati jawal said on February 27, 2011
    hi, i wanted to know the commercial value of flowers to start the business as well as any legal requirement. i have farm and finance available for us.
  • Karan Bansal said on February 27, 2011
    I am interested to know about the flower industry and learn the requirements to start a farm for exporting flowers from India. I have land in Himachal, Any help would be deeply appreciated.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on February 27, 2011
    @swati jawal, there is too much commercial value of flowers but it depends with the place and type of flower. Where are you from and what it your budget? There are legal requirements but if the scale of production/business is large, you can get away if it is really small.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • aayush bansal said on February 28, 2011
    i have land in hapur which is about 50 kms from delhi..pls contact me 9818516132. i am also ready to do this on partnership basis

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