Make money with Aralia

Briefly:  Aralia is used in bouquets and flower decoration

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I came to know of Aralia, the leaves and stems of which are used in bouquets and flower decoration in parties, from Kamlesh of Yamuna Bagh Nursery of Badlapur.  Aralia (pronounced aerelia) or Spikenard, is a genus of the plant family Araliaceae, consisting of 68 accepted species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, and some rhizomatous herbaceous perennials. The genus is native to Asia and the Americas, with most species occurring in mountain woodlands. The species vary in size, with some herbaceous species only reaching 50 cm tall, while some are trees growing to 20 m tall.

Aralia species have large bipinnate leaves clustered at the ends of branches, sometimes covered with bristles. The flowers are whitish or greenish occurring in terminal panicles, and the spherical dark purple berry-like fruit are popular with birds. Aralia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Common Emerald.

On inquiring with Kamlesh what I should grow which can fetch me money without much investment, he told me about Aralia. Aralia grows in shade. In fact, too much sun is not congenial to it. Aralia is in great demand by the florists and decorators.  As my farm hardly has any shade to provide I gave up the idea. But one can put up those green clothes available to put up shade to grow Aralia. In fact, if you plant Aralia in your farm florists are willing to pick it up from your farm.

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