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Rose became 'rocket' before Rose Day, lovers will get shock of price

Srikant Bollapally, director of the South India Floriculture Association, said that the prices of most flowers could increase by another 10 to 20% in the coming weeks.

Valentine's week will start from 7th February i.e. Tuesday . Along with this, there has been a sudden jump in the prices of flowers all over India. Especially the demand for rose flowers has increased. According to media reports, the prices of ornamental flowers have increased even before Valentine's Day . If the flower sellers are to be believed, there has been a decrease in the production of flowers due to excessive winter. Also, since the beginning of Valentine's Week , the prices of most ornamental flowers, including roses , have increased by 40 to 50 percent.

According to The Hindu, the wedding season has started from early January this year. In such a situation, the demand for flowers to decorate houses and temples increased. Especially after Makar Sankranti, the prices of all flowers have increased very fast. Roses, which usually cost Rs 4 or 5 per stem, are now being sold for Rs 15 to 20 per stem. Srikant Bollapally, director of the South India Floriculture Association, said that in the coming weeks, the prices of most flowers may increase by another 10 to 20%.

Tajmahal variety is most in demand

The roses grown in and around Bangalore at places like Bagalur, Chikballapur, Doddaballapur, Attibele and Hoskote are among the finest varieties in the country. Bengaluru is one of the leading exporters of roses in the country. According to the sellers, the long stemmed Tajmahal variety is most in demand. Mainly this variety is used to decorate tall vases.

Rose production has declined by 60 to 70%

Mohammad Yusuf C, general secretary of the Karnataka State Exotic Flower Growers and Sellers Association, said that this time the cultivation of flowers has been affected due to cold. Many buds did not bloom properly due to cold. Downy mildew disease has been observed in some places. Overall, there has been a decline of 60 to 70% in the production of roses this time.

Earlier it used to cost Rs 150.

At the same time, apart from roses, a bunch of 10 stems of gerbera, which usually costs Rs 30 to 40, has now become Rs 60. Similarly, ornamental marigolds (hybrid daisies) are being sold at Rs 200 to 300 per bunch instead of their normal price, which used to cost Rs 150 earlier. However, despite good prices this year, farmers and vendors are now facing competition with plastic flowers in the market. The plastic flowers are mainly imported from China. Flower sellers said that steps should be taken by the government to stop the sale of plastic flowers. At the same time, the price of a rose flower has increased from Rs 50 to Rs 75 in the retail market.

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