The name orchid is from the Greek word “orkhis”. This flower was named by an ancient Greek botanist named "Theophrastos".
There are many types of orchids over 30,000 species in the world and 100,000 registered hybrids.
Meaning of Orchid
Orchids are related with fertility, virility, and sexuality. These associations, coupled with their exotic appearance, history of being associated with love, fertility and elegance.
Symbolism of OrchidThe name “orchid” comes from the Greek word “orkhis” which actually means "testicle". It named like this because of its appearance. In conclusion, orchids have widely come to symbolize "fertility".
Meaning of Orchid By Color
- Pink; Grace, Femininity, Joy
- Purple; Admiration, Respect
- Red; Desire, Romance, Love, Passion
- Orange; Boldness, Enthusiasm, Pride
- Yellow; New beginnings, Friendship
- White; Purity, Innocence, Reverence, Elegance
- Blue; Rarity, Uniqueness, Beauty, Spirituality
- Green; Nature, Blessing, Good Fortune, Good Health, Longevity
Some Varieties of Orchid
- Phalaenopsis Orchids
- Brassavola Orchids
- Catasetum Orchid
- Cycnoches Orchid
- Dendrobium Orchids
- Encyclia Orchids
- Epidendrum Orchids
- Ludisia Orchids
- Lycaste Orchids
- Miltonia Orchids
- Oncidium Orchids
- Psychopsis Orchids
- Vanda Orchids
Grow and Care
- Planting; loves strong light but avoid direct sunlight. In the winter, keep your plant warm. They need high humidity for their roots.
- Watering; needs lesser water. It soaks water quickly. They need regular periods of drought alternated heavy watering. In the hot days like summer; it needs water more. Be aware of not watering too much to avoid root to rot.
- Fertilization; during the growth period, feed it weekly. You can use powder or liquid fertilizer. Don't fertilize it during winter. Fertilizer will combine for a slightly acidic environment for your orchid.
- Pruning; for new blooms to appear, prune your plant properly. However, different varieties of orchid require different pruning methods.