Ahead of Idul Fitri, Tuberose Flowers Laris Manis
Ahead of Eid, people usually decorate their homes with fresh flowers. Residents usually invade the largest flower market in Jakarta, Rawa Belong.
Head of Business Unit Means Sentra Rawa Belong Flower Market Flower M Muljadi said the most sought after community interest ahead of Eid is the tuberose flower.
He considered the tuberose flower is highly sought after by people who want to decorate her house when Lebaran. “Tuberose became the best-selling interest ahead of the Eid al-Fitr,” said Muljadi to Tempo in his office, Tuesday, August 6, 2013, afternoon.
Mulyadi revealed in January, about 800 thousand to one million tuberose flower stalks are sold out for the H-3 to H-1 or takbiran night. Tuberose stalks one for Rp 5000-6000. “Imagine if sold 800ribu stalk, flower traders how the overall turnover in the Rawa Belong market,” said Muljadi.
A similar sentiment was expressed by Toyib (59), flower merchants Ambarawa origin, Central Java. Toyib admitted Tuberose flower sales increased dramatically ahead of Eid. “Especially at night takbiran, I could sell a lot. Were so many to forget how the stalks are sold,” said Toyib.
Grace, 39 years old, one of the consumers who buy flowers Tuberose in Rawa Belong market is said every year to buy flowers to decorate her house. Once purchased, Grace willing to spend Rp 500 thousand to 100 tuberose stalks.
“It’s over the years I bought here, to beautify the house,” said the mother of two children. “She smelled too bad, make a fresh home.”
Muljadi assess the increase in sales of the Tuberose is affected by the fall holidays and leave together ahead of Idul Fitri. According to him, if the schedule falls off with the 4-5 days ahead of Eid, the tuberose sales will decline, but not too significant.
“So depending on the holiday of Eid fall when, as in 2008, when it fell off a longer time after Lebaran, so our sales to decline,” said Muljadi. “Yes, because people do not have time to buy.”