It was one of my zealous moments
where I have decided to just go and see whats happening in this Orchid Garden.
Its situated inside KL Lake Gardens area.
Getting there by motorbike is very versatile and easy
as the journey getting there by public transport is going to exhaust you.
Taking the car there is no joke as parking is so far from this spot
(with limited parking plot, one have to go further away just to get a spot)
This particular orchid is planted at the open door area new the water fountain.
I had recently check out the place few weeks ago (Sept 2019)
The management is still improving the garden space
It was not how it used to be before - quite sad actually.
(There will be more exotic orchids you can see and behold in Sg. Buloh nurseries or any other local orchid vendors compared to this Orchid park)
Anyway, coming back to this orchid.
Its truly a remarkable specimen. One of the Largest Orchids in the World.
It is known as Tiger Orchid or better known
as Giant Orchid, Sugar Cane Orchid or Queen of Orchids.
Imagine seeing the world's largest orchid, one in full bloom.
Its considered rare as it blooms 2 - 5 years but the flowers lasts for 2 months.
Native in this region growing in lowland tropical rainforest.
I had few times seen this plant and wondered why
anyone with the right mind would want to keep this huge bamboo like sugar cane plant.
It does look unattractive but when it blooms...Its all worth it.
The flower spike is as high as 9 feet the palm trees
(see the 2nd. picture & its background)
Some detailed feature about this orchid:
The flower is leathery,
it had spots and didn't have the lip like those common orchids.
The fragrance was so wonderful, not overwhelming but just captivating.
I feels so good just to hold and touch this flower at the palm of my hand.
Notice the leaves and stalk, it resembles just like a sugarcane plant.
If you are around in KL region and about to visit Lake Gardens.
Do take the time to visit this very rare treat.
Its considered rare in some parts of the world to see this orchid bloom.
In some instances,
it takes about 5 to 10 years for it to bloom and in some cases,
some avid orchid gardeners are still waiting patiently to witness their first glorious blooming.