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Malaysia: Chrysanthemum and kalanchoe popular for Chinese New Year

Malaysian nursery owners have their hands full as they prepare their stock of lime or kumquat trees for Chinese New Year.

While sales for the trees are slowly picking up at this time, nurseries are expecting it to increase significantly after this week.

Hock Loke Siew Nursery & Landscaping owner Low Yoon Chin said like in previous years, customers would start buying two weeks before Chinese New Year.

In Sungai Buloh, Delima Tani (M) Sdn Bhd sales executive JC Goh agreed.

He explained it was a tradition to place lime and kumquat trees in front of the main door for good luck.

“In Cantonese, we call it dai gat dai lei, which means good luck and prosperity.

“Among other popular plants for Chinese New Year are the chrysanthemum and the kalanchoe flowering plants,” he said.

Read more at The Star Online

Publication date: 1/9/2017



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