The King of Flowers in India | Best Flower

Last Updated: 18.10.2023
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King of Flowers in India

If you have always wanted to know about The King of Flowers in India, then you are at the right place! Let’s have a look at it in detail!

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The King of Flowers in India

Rose is the official King of Flowers in India, and that is because of a good reason! It looks exceptionally beautiful and comes in many colors, types, and shapes, making it one of the most versatile flowers you can grow in both pots or gardens.

These are commonly known as Gulab in Hindi, Gulābi in Kannada, and Gōlāpa in Bengali & are grown as ornamental shrubs as climbers along walls & hedges.

Requirements for Growing King of Flowers in India



Choose a spot with a minimum of 5-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Roses hate to be in the shade and don’t bloom, either.

However, ensure that you are keeping the plant safe from the direct intense heat of the Indian summer.


Roses are not fussy regarding the growing medium and would do just fine in regular garden soil. However, if you want the best blooms from the King of Flowers in India, plant them in well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter, vermicompost, and coco peat.


The plant prefers a little moist soil, so ensure you never let the soil go dry completely. Water the plant when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch. Avoid watering roses daily.

Taking Care of the King of Flowers in India

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Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer once in 4-6 months to get the best blooms. You can also use crushed eggshells and banana peels in the growing medium. Adding a handful of tea leaves monthly will also help the rose plant bloom profusely.


To keep your rose plant healthy and blooming, regularly prune and cut off the dead leaves and branches, which will help in new and healthy growth. Use sharp scissors or pruners for the job.

Pest & Diseases

Keep the plant safe from Red Mites, Mealybugs, Powdery Mildew & Black Spots. Spray insecticidal soap solution on the affected areas to keep the plant safe.

Avoid overwatering and wetting the foliage to keep the plant safe from potential diseases.

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