The Cochin Flower 2012 show has been attracting visitors from far and wide. The event has already received over 50,000 footfalls.
“People liked Orchids and Bonsais the most,” says Ernakulam district Agri-Horticultural society member, Radhakrishnan Nair.
The landscape showcased by Rossama George from Trissur was the showstopper. Another attraction was the grafted Ficus varieties imported from China. It also had few twisted ground roots which provided a zigzag network at the base of the plant. Two rare varieties of Areca nuts were also presented. The plants cost between Rs 2000 and Rs 50,000.
Apart from this, dendrobium orchids have been imported from Thailand, anthuriams from Holland, and phelenopsis orchids from Taiwan.
Some of the organisations which took part include Kerala Books and Publications, Kakkanad,and the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council, Kerala, Department of Agriculture. More than 25 nurseries are participating.
The sale of all plants will be held on January 4. These include 11,000 annuals, 2,000 orchids and 1000 Anthuriams. Besides, the sales of 15,000 plants will be held at a nominal price.
Around 7000 varieties were brought from Bangalore, the Garden city. The show also displayed a few medicinal plants and vegetable and fruit plants.