Nigeria is one of the major producers of Hibiscus flower. it is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae and one of the beautiful flower plants that can reach up to 15 feet height and 6 feet wide.
The flower can be sourced in some states in Nigeria, namely: Jigawa, Kano, Katsina,Gombe, Bauchi and Borno state.
The flower requires 4-8 months with night time temperatures not below 20 degree. In addition, it requires 12-13 hours of sunlight during the first five months of growth to prevent premature flowering. It also requires a monthly rainfall during the first 4 months of growth. It grows nearly throughout the year, though its peak production is during dry season of November to April of the following year.
The price of hibiscus ranges from N7,000 – N10,000 per 25kg locally.
The extract from hibiscus flowers and leaves have many uses and benefits.
- It is used to cure cancer.
- It slows ageing and anti-ageing properties.
- It is serves as raw materials in industries.
- It darkens hair colour.
- It lowers the cholesterol level.etc
- Dried Flower
- Dried Shifting
The major export destinations are: USA, Germany, Holland, Europe and Asia in general.
October to March
- Type: Hibiscus flower
- Moisture: 12% Max
- Colour: Dark Red
- 480 Bags in 40FCL
- Packaging; 40 – 50kg PP Bags
Harvest in hibiscus flower depends on the variety. Once fully bloom flowers can be handpicked. Yield of hibiscus flower depends on many factors like watering, manuring and other disease prevention measures. And is been harvested between October and November of every year.
The maintenance of a good storage facility should be a prerequisite as it enhances good quality control. This means that products must be free of foreign matters or objects such as papers, nylon, stone, dirt, and so on.
- Production of Hibiscus
- Processing of into local Zobo juice
- Local Storage and Trading
For supply of Hibiscus(Buying or selling), a detailed business plan and Investment Guide on Hibiscus, Farming and Export;
Agro News Nigeria’s Agro Commodities Investment Unit