Greenhouses for Rose Flower Farming

greenhouses for Rose flower

Rose flower farming is a lucrative venture that attracts high profitability due to the extensive use of the flowers. Greenhouses for Rose flower enhances control over growing conditions and therefore high potential for high and quality harvest.

Just like most horticultural plants, roses are sensitive to climatic conditions, and therefore changes in temperature, water, and humidity can affect their growth and quality. In the end, Roses can grow to their maximum potential and top quality to enhance higher returns.

Greenhouses for Rose Flower Farming in Kenya

Roses are among the major cut flower exports that earn a lot of foreign exchange due to their high aesthetic value and demand in foreign markets. The delicate nature of rose flowers necessitates its propagation in control environments.  Rose flowers are applicable in industries such as cosmetics, perfume, and medicine.

greenhouses for Rose flower

What are the Ideal Growing Conditions for Rose Flower Farming?

  • Soil PH – The Soil PH range ideal for roses is 5.5 – 6.5. Always thrive well in loose and well-drained soils.
  • Sunlight – Roses are sun-loving plants and require at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day. A greenhouse should be designed with a polythene cover of 200 microns to allow maximum light inside.
  • Temperature – These cut flowers need a temperature range of 24 -27 °C during the day and 15 – 18 °C at night.
  • Water Requirement – Rose flowers are low-water requirement plants but need a higher amount during the flowering period.  Irrigation is the best way to apply water to cut flowers in a greenhouse. Using a drip irrigation reduces

How to Choose a Suitable Greenhouse for Rose Flower Farming

Several greenhouse types are available which can support the growth and thriving of your rose flowers. The size of the farm, climate of your region, soil type, and intended project size will determine which greenhouse design and types you should construct.

Single Span greenhouses

It is ideal for smaller farms and small-scale or entry-level farmers. You can either do tunnel or vented greenhouses depending on the temperature of your place.

Multi-span greenhouse

It refers to multiple extending greenhouses that covers a large area. For large-scale rose flower farms, multi-span greenhouses saves on cost of greenhouse installation, management and maintenance.

Hydroponic Greenhouses

These are greenhouses where roses and other crops are grown under soilless media in crop support structures. For regions with infected or unsuitable soil, hydroponic greenhouse structures are the best to use.

Modern Advanced Greenhouses

Greenhouse structures with automated technology that high efficiency in temperature control, and environment monitoring. Consists of climatic control systems such as lighting system, heating systems, closable fans and automated drip irrigation systems. The structure consists of either greenhouse polythene or polycarbonate material.

Greenhouse Rose Propagation

Roses are propagated through cut or grafted seedlings. Planted roses are harvested for 4-7 years for fresh seedlings to be planted again.

How to obtain Graft Rose Seedlings

  1. Select an healthy branch from a rose plant
  2. Keep the scion (the grafted part) clean to avoid contamination.
  3. Align the scion with the rootstock.
  4. Secure the graft with wire and cover it with a plastic bag, leaving a small opening.
  5. Maintain appropriate temperature and moisture levels

How to Obtain Cuttings

  1. Select healthy branches free from pests and diseases.
  2. Cut the branches into 3 to 4 segments, keeping the top bud section.
  3. Retain 2 to 3 leaves in the middle section.
  4. Disinfect the cut ends with a potassium permanganate solution.
  5. Insert the cuttings into nutrient bags at a depth of about 4 to 6 cm.
  6. Water adequately.

Once you plant the cuttings, they develop roots within 1 month and start absorbing water for growth.

Cost of Greenhouses in Kenya

The cost of installing a greenhouse depends on the size and type of greenhouse you want. For Rose flowers it is ideal to use a modern greenhouse structure to enhance higher efficiency over water use and climate control.

Modern greenhouses can cost you a minimum of 200,000 depending on the size.

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