Gerbera cultivation economics in 2018

gerbera cultivation economic

Gerbera cultivation area in India is increasing day by day due to his increasing market demand.  To Gerbera cultivation required   Massive investment for construct polyhouse, raw material, equipment hence, before starting Gerbera cultivation, we must understand Gerbera cultivation economics.

In this post, you find all in detail how much initial investment cost required, working capital & net return from Gerbera cultivation. We collected all data from gerbera grower framer.

Gerbera flower comes in a wide range of colors,  in gerbera flower more than 100 different colour available. Gerbera flower is very attractive and will be fresh for a long time.

The freshness and long lasting characteristics of this flower are made to use it in the form of parties, wedding functions,  flower arrangements and flowers bouquet in the form of ornamental flowers. Commercial value in this flower market is high in India.

For Gerbera, cultivation required massive investment, but central government & state government provide a subsidy for prompting hi-tech farming. Different state has different subsidy percentage.  Bank offer loan to the total gerbera cultivation project cost

loan for gerbera cultivation

Generally, for 0.5 acres (2008 sq/meter) gerbera cultivation with polyhouse constriction cost will be approximate 22- 24 lace.   The government gives subsidy 30% to 80% depends on which state you belong.

Generally in Gerbera farming time required for the breakeven point is 3- 4 years

Gerbera plant is perennial plant means gerbera lives for more than two years, expert gerbera grower takes production more than seven consecutive years from same gerbera plantation.

If you want to learn more about Gerbera cultivation process read  Gerbera cultivation guide

Useful  website for subsidy-related information

National Horticultural Board 
National Horticulture Mission

Gerbera Cultivation Economics: 

Particular Details Amount
Area of Polyhouse 2008 square/meter
Polyhouse Construction Polyhouse as per NHB norms,
GI pipe structure & imported
plastic @ Rs. 750 / per Sq. mtr.
Irrigation System Drip Irrigation system for plants
Misting system, Fertigation,
unit, Water Filtration unit
Bed Preparation Bed prepared
with Red Soil, Rice Husk,
FYM, Sand, etc.
Plants Plant Density: 6 plants / Sq. Mtr.
Total Plants: 12,000 Nos.
Cost of one Plant: Rs. 35 / plant
Total Investment 2,334,000
Working Capital
Electricity 3.0 unit/day 50,000
Water requirement Approximate per year 50,000
Fertilizers Water Soluble Fertilizers 60,000
Labour 3- 4 labours per day 250,000
Crop Protection Spraying 60,000
Packing Material,
Packing material,and
Miscellaneous Maintenance, Depreciation 226,800
Subtotal 858,800
Returns Per Year
Yield / Plant / Year 45 540,000
Price per Flower in Rs. 2.75 2.75
Total Returns Per Year 1,485,000
Cost of Cultivation Per Year 858,800
Net Return Per Year 626,200

Disclaimer: (The above calculations are indicative only.)

Conclusion :

From Gerbera cultivation economics, we can say that farmer can earn approximately six lakhs per year from  0.5 Acre land that is almost fifty thousand per month.

From Gebera cultivation, farmer earn a profitable income &  improve lifestyle

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amar sawant

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  • hi,
    i have a small land of 500 sq mtrs in coastal region of maharashtra. Can I setup a polyhouse for Gerbera cultivation?Will I get goverment subsidy?Do you provide end to end solution for the same?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Dear Mr. Amar,
    By reading your Gerbera cultivation economics in 2018, I am very much impressed with it. Just in 0.5 Acre land we can get good returns, so please can you guide me, I am expecting to finish my 2008sqmt, poly house with open ventilation by end of these month (foundation material as arrived at site, just waiting for final payment and complete material). I want to do Gerbera cultivation, I want your help to guide me in from soil preparation to harvesting.
    My land is located in Kalburgi Dist (Gulbarga) Karnataka.

  • I am from coimbatore tamil nadu I had 1.72acer land can I do polyhouse vegetables and how much us the project cost for 1acer

    • Hello Niksan
      for one acre total polyhouse project cost comes around 40-45 lac. but my advice if you wanted to start polyhouse farming then start form 10R- 20R
      ( 1008-2016 sq/meter)

  • Hello, sir ,can I get the subsidy given by maharashtra state government for polyhouse construction on rented farm land near pune..??

    • Hello Kunal

      You get polyhouse subsidy on rental land but you have to create a long-term rental agreement ( 5- 10 years) on 100 RS stamp paper and this document is required to submit along with your polyhouse project report and other related documents.