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I'm Lala Rahim. Blogger based in Malaysia. Just a girl who never stopped to appreciate the beauty above me.

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Find Out Malaysian's Favourite Flowers

by - November 02, 2016

For us Malaysians, the notion of driving around to buy flowers on the trip home from work can be problematic to say the least (especially with the traffic.) Today, however, with the ever growing range of online florists we need not waste our time anymore! In addition to their convenience, they also collect data on their customers’ purchases. Through the analysis of thousands of data points from Malaysian online florists such as Flower Chimp, we can now look behind the scenes and find out which flowers Malaysians appreciate the most!

Coming in as number one, Malaysia’s most loved flowers has shown to be the queen of them all: Roses. Be it for holidays and special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, roses have stayed at the top of the popularity line in the Malaysian floral market. With its versatile character, the rose caters to everybody on any occasion. This versatility is defined by the many meanings that the different colours have. Indeed, the red rose for example denotes the connotation of ‘love’ and ‘romance’, but at the same time, beauty and perfection. Yellow roses represent strength, wealth and power. And lastly, white roses signify purity, humility and modesty, and are therefore often given as wedding gifts.



The second most popular flower is the Gerbera. Its connotation is simple yet elegant and universal: happiness. It’s demonstrated to be very popular for get-well wishes that are often delivered to medical institutions and hospitality chains. Available in many bright colours and often kept in stock due to its high demand, this flower is available all year round in Malaysia and stays fresh for 7 to 14 days at a time. 

Number three is the Daisy. When people often think of daisies, they associate their thoughts with the classic white flower with the yellow center and its long elegant petals. However, there is a myriad of different types of daisies that presently exist, ranging from the Shasta Daisy to the vibrant Gerbera Daisy. These Daisy types come in a wide-ranging assortment of shapes, colours and are a far stretch from the common white Daisies that we see everyday. 




Lilies are a bunch that similarly is very versatile. Fragrant and ideal for many occasions, it has come in as Malaysia’s fourth favourite flowers. Lilies and its genealogical types that follow are so elegant that just a handful alone can make the most beautiful of bouquets. And many Malaysian brides would endeavour to agree! Lilies are said to be a form of good luck for wedded blessedness in many cultures, and are perfect for the Malaysian climate, as they require warm temperatures and an ample amount of water. Like most other flowers, the variety of colours represents different things. For example, white lilies symbolize purity and innocence. Yellow lilies signify gratitude. Pink suggests appreciation and romance. Purple epitomizes royalty and admiration. Black lilies denote elegance and mystery. And lastly, red lilies imply the message of beauty and courage.



At number five, Sunflowers take center stage. Sunflowers scream ‘tropical’ and ‘summer’ like no other plant. Native to American soil, sunflowers are grown for beauty and are harvested for seed in many tropical places. In Malaysia, it has ranked up on the floral purchasing scale as many apply this vivacious and bright flower for instances such as ‘get-well soon’ and ‘I’m sorry’ offerings. Most sunflowers are found to be extremely tough by nature, and are easy to grow given that the soil is not soaking. Sunflowers are furthermore heat and drought tolerant, making it perfect for Malaysia’s sunny tropical weather. 




Now you know Malaysia’s favorite flower, let me know what yours are! 
Please visit www.flowerchimp.com to choose your favourite flowers 

About The Author

Malaysia Blogger. Assistant Producer at Bernama News Channel. Bachelor's Degree holder in Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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