At Subati Flowers, we have 10 hectares of roses in Hydroponics and 75 hectares in Soil.
All our roses are top grafted on Natal Briar and propagated professionally. The propagation stage takes between 6 to 8 weeks and thereafter the plants are moved to covered greenhouses where they are planted in beds either in soil or hydroponics. These plants are irrigated using a fully automated drip irrigation system and take between 4 to 5 months to start producing the first flush.
The control of temperature and humidity in the greenhouse is very important in the growing process and is controlled by automated moveable vents and fans. When the roses reach their correct cut stage they are harvested and placed in bundles of 20 stems. These bundles are then wrapped in nets and the nets are placed in buckets, which contain post harvest solution. These are then transported to the grading hall where the post harvest process takes place.