Some Interesting Facts About Orchids

An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it. - Confucius

Everyone loves to receive flowers as presents on various occasions. And if the blossoms happen to be elegant orchids, the joy of recipient knows no bound. Their charming appearance and mesmerizing fragrance never fail to delight the heart of people and make them feel surrounded with positive energy always. The reasons for their popularity among people are many- their heavenly beauty, fragrance, and colorful blooms. Orchids are known to represent love, luxury, beauty, and strength and their beauty are often described by poets in their writings.


Let’s have a look at the most popular varieties of orchids

Cattleya Orchid

They are the most popular choice in the UK that grows well with a little bit of natural light. Don’t make the mistake of exposing them to direct sunlight as that can cause their petals to burn. This variety of orchid is quite fragrant and have appealing streaks and bicolor features.


Paphiopedilum Orchid

The Paphiopedilum orchid provides one vivacious bloom that is sure to grab your attention because of its pleasing beauty. They are known to be the easiest orchids to grow that requires a great amount of sunlight. But again, don’t expose them to direct sunlight. You can place them near the window where they are exposed to warm temperature and high humidity.

Paphiopedilum Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Famous by the name “Moth Orchids,” this variety is quite popular among beginners because of their easy maintenance. Their delicate wing-shaped leaves make them look beautiful and are perfect to enhance the charm of your living space. You can just water them once a week and they will keep looking their best.

    Paphiopedilum Orchid

    Vanda Orchid

    Considered the ultimate outdoor plants, this variety of orchid can be found in a hanging basket outside many English residences. When growing it in a handy basket, make sure there are pebbles about one-third of the way so that there is plenty of air ventilation. They need to be fed from time to time that can be done with fertilizers. Always remember that overwatering can kill them. So go easy with the water.

    Vanda Orchid

    Miltonia Orchid

    Miltonia Orchids are known for their exquisite flowers and a pleasing aroma, which makes them favorites of many people. Keep them out of direct sunlight. Water them at least 1-2 times per week. And keep feeding them with fertilizers so that they continue to brighten up your space with their enchanting beauty.

    Miltonia Orchid

    The significance of different colors of Orchids

    • Blue – Blue is a cool color symbolizing depth and stability but when it is a blue orchid flower, it symbolizes rarity.
    • Purple – Purple orchids beautifully symbolize respect, admiration, royalty, and dignity.
    • White – White orchids express reverence and humbleness, innocence and sacredness, sophistication and beauty.
    • Red – Red orchids are considered the symbol of strength, passion, courage, and desire.
    • Pink – Pink orchids signify joy, happiness, innocence, grace, and femininity.

    Here are some interesting facts about orchids-

    • Orchids have rhizome, tuber or aerial roots instead of usual roots.
    • Mostly orchids bloom once in a year, but if they are in a happy and healthy stage, they may bloom more often.
    • Orchids are considered the largest family of flowering plants.
    • Being perennial, the leaves of orchids live for several years.
    • Flowers of orchid can survive for six to ten weeks.
    • They produce several millions of miniature seeds but only a few of them develop into the mature plant.
    • Orchids are considered very old plants. As per their fossil evidence, they have existed on Earth for around 100 million years.

    Grow these wonderful blossoms in your house and garden to fill your space with their elegant beauty and charm!!