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October 07, 2022 3 min read

The colour yellow evokes the same feelings of joy and optimism that we experience when we gaze upon a field of blooming flowers.

The colour yellow has been linked to feelings of positivity and sociability as well as higher levels of mental and physical activity and vigour. When exposed to yellow, one's memory is stimulated, communication is facilitated, vision is improved, self-assurance is bolstered, and the nervous system is energised.

You could associate yellow flowers with feelings of warmth and happiness when you think about them. But that's not the whole story when it comes to the significance of flowers with a yellow hue.

We've analysed what all the varieties of yellow flowers can convey and how their meanings vary. In case you were wondering, here are the top 5 varieties of yellow flowers grown in Indonesia.

Anggrek Bulan (Phalaenopsis amabilis)

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The Anggrek Bulan, also known as the "Moon Orchid" in English, is one of the types of flowers that are considered to be the national flowers of Indonesia. It is considered to be the "charming flower" of Indonesia.

Orchids of a yellow hue are notoriously difficult to find. It exudes a pleasant aroma that any person who appreciates flowers will find irresistible. Because it is an epiphyte, this flower must receive support from the plant that it is attached to. 

The branched inflorescence can last for up to two to six months and will only bloom two to three times a year. The moon orchid thrives in environments with high humidity. It is not difficult to spot in the low and flat parts of Indonesia.

Cempaka (Magnolia champaca)

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An alluringly tall tree that, throughout the course of the year, releases clusters of fragrant yellow flowers. Because these flowers have a high concentration of essential oil, they are frequently presented to deities as part of religious rituals. It has become synonymous with the name "Bongong Jeumpa" and serves as an emblem of the Aceh province.

On the other hand, the people of Aceh use this flower to assist them scent the room by either placing the Cempaka flower within a basin full of water or chemically extracting its oil and turning it into perfume combinations. This is done in one of two ways.

Bunga Ashar (Mirabilis Jalapa)

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Yellow Four O'clock flower is another name for the Bunga Ashar plant, which is also known by its scientific name, Mirabilis Jalapa. Because it often blooms at sundown between the hours of 4-5 pm, locals in the region of Lampung, where these flowers are native, like to plant them around their homes or mosques to serve as a gentle reminder that it is time to do the Ashar prayer.

The Yellow Four O'clock has long been popular in gardens, and its common name comes from the fact that it blooms between the hours of four in the afternoon and six in the morning. These plants are sensitive perennials that develop tubers and produce flowers that have the shape of trumpets and emit a pleasant aroma that attracts birds and butterflies.


Kembang sepatu (Hibiscus rosasinensis)

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The Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis, also known as Kembang Sepatu, is a plant that thrives in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. This particular type of hibiscus has yellow flowers that are odourless and are pricked sharply all the way around their bases. The flowers are rather enormous and can expand to a width of between four and six inches.

People select Kembang Sepatu as an additional piece of natural adornment for use outside the house or in other outdoor areas. In addition to that, it can be used as an offering of flowers, to polish shoes, as a food colour, and in many traditional therapies. In addition, the dried blossoms can be brewed into tea.

Kamboja (Plumeria)

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The "Frangipani blossom" is another name for the Kamboja or Plumeria flower. They have a very pleasant scent and bloom profusely from April all the way through fall. These flowers show out beautifully against the backdrop of the large-leaved leaves, which, depending on the variety, may either be evergreen or deciduous.

In the past, we were only able to see in places of religious significance, such as graves and other locations; however, this is no longer the case. When prepared as "flower tempura," Kamboja can serve as a snack food, as well as an external and internal medication, as well as a decorative element in gardens.

So here are the top 5 yellow flowers that can be found in Indonesia. In general, each one of them has a pleasant aroma and can be used as a natural odour. They are stunning to behold, but even more stunning to watch as they bloom.