Popular flowers of Indonesia
As the nature lovers we are, today from the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we are travelling to Indonesia to discover its most representative flowers. Do you want to know which are they? Keep reading!
There are about 28,000 species of flowering plants in Indonesia: 2,500 different types of orchids, 6,000 traditional medicinal plants and 122 species of bamboo.
Jasminum sambac. This is the national flower of Indonesia. It is a Jasmine flower. Also called Mealti, it is a small white flower with a sweet fragrance. It has one of the most intense and nice scents of nature. It is a very ornamental flower.
Rafflesia arnoldii. It is considered one of the world´s largest flowers. It can grow to a diameter of about one meter and weigh up to eleven kilograms. It is endemic to the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. This is a reddish fleshy flower, which has a very strong odour. As usual, when it comes to large flowers, they only blossom every once in a while.
Frangipani flower. This flower is native to Central America. It is mainly used for decorating temples, Buddhist and Hindu temples. Devoted Balinese people take them as offerings to the temples. They also make flower necklaces for the tourists who visit the island. Frangipani flower has five big petals; it comes in white colour with gold in the centre or in dark pink with orange in the centre. There are three-color flowers too: white, orange and pink.