50,000 varieties on display at Indian flower show

The 36th Cochin flower show which is being held at Ernakulathappan Ground is organised by agri-horticulture society. The function was inaugurated by A C Moideen, Minister of industries and commerce. Mayor Soumini Jain and MLA Hibi Eden were also present for the event. Cochin flower show, south India’s biggest flower exhibition has been arranged in an area of 45,000 square feet having more than 50,000 species of flowers.

Flowers include 2,000 roses, 1,000 Thailand orchids, grafted adeniums, poinsettia, petunia, dahlias, varieties of cactus have also been exhibited. Pitcher plants collected from Kozhikode, Bonsai plants and 125 medicinal plants collected from Thammanam are the major attractions this year. Besides plants and flowers found in India, imported plants like Portia, salviya, Calalilly are other major attractions of the show.

Read more at The New Indian Express

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