Floria Putrajaya 2013 EditionOrchid - Tropical Treasure
2013 Floria Putrajaya
Orchid or the orchidaceae family, a diverse and widespread of flowering plants with colourful and fragrant blooms, took centre stage as the theme flower for the 2013 Floria Putrajaya with “Tropical Treasure” as its festival theme. The festival was held nine days from on June 22 that year.
A quick background on Orchid indicates that these tropical species were introduced in 19th century and horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars. More than 100 genus and 800 species of orchids are found in Malaysia alone.
The highlights of the festival included Flowers Galore as the centrepiece of the event with spectacular blooming beauties on display. The visitors were in literal awe with displays of other varieties of flowers, other than the theme flower. There were roses, heliconias, hibiscus, bonsai and an array of herbal plants.
Apart from the usual Showcase Gardens by various flower enthusiasts, there was also a Royal Garden, a royal yellow setting of a resplendent tropical garden. The other highlight that caught immediate attention was the Nightly Floral Parade that featured brightly illuminated floats cruising on the Putrajaya Lake every night during the festival period.