Well, I’m back again 🙂 … Today I am going to talk about orchid flowers and their meaning.
Orchids are beautiful flowers with geometric and symmetrical petals. They are also a special symbol.
Orchid flowers like roses are found in different colors. Each color has its own meanings. Knowing all these things will help you to choose the right orchid and even give it as a gift.
Let’s find out more:
What does an orchid represent?
In general, orchids represent love, peace, elegance and power. But to fully understand this, let’s take a look at how others have treated orchids throughout history:
The name orchid is derived from Orkhid, which is a Greek word. Because the glandular roots of this flower are similar to the male anatomy. That is why the Greeks considered this flower a symbol of fertility.
In 18th and 19th century Europe, orchids were used in love potions because Europeans believed that the flower was a symbol of love and affection. In addition, the use of these flowers in the Victorian period was a symbol of beauty and perfection.
These flowers were also very expensive and rare, so the Europeans considered it a symbol of wealth. Christians considered the orchid to represent the blood of Christ, so they used it at Easter.
The Japanese considered the orchid a symbol of power and wealth because of its rarity. In fact, they used the orchid as a symbol to represent social classes.
Finally, the Chinese also used orchids in their annual spring festivals because they considered it a symbol of good luck.
The meaning of the color of orchids
Each orchid color has its own meaning.
Knowing the meaning of each color will guide you to choose the right one.
Purple orchid meaning
Orchids with deep purple to lilac colors can be included in this group of orchids. In fact, purple is a royal and special color. It also shows dignity, originality, respect and admiration.
So if you want to give a gift to someone you respect. The best choice for you is purple orchid.
Blue orchid meaning
In fact, blue orchids are very rare. But they represent peace, contemplation and spirituality. Also great for meditation.
Thus, if you can find one of these blue orchids, give it to the most special person in your life.
Green orchid meaning
In general, green is a symbol of nature and freshness. Mostly, these orchids are a symbol of health and longevity.
Giving a bunch of green orchids to another shows a wish for happiness and joy for him/her.
Yellow orchid meaning
Yellow is a symbol of happiness, joy and brightness. Also from the past, yellow is a symbol of friendship, commitment and a new beginning.
You can give a bunch of yellow orchids to a friend who has just started a new job or to congratulate him/her on his/her success.
Orange orchid meaning
There are orange orchids from deep orange to pale orange. In addition, these orchids are a symbol of pride, passion, interest and courage.
Indeed, if those around you want to do something bold and new, you can give them a bunch of orange orchids.
Red orchid meaning
A red orchid like a red rose is a symbol of love and affection. It also shows patience and wanting something or someone.
If you love someone, you can give them a red orchid as a gift. In addition, giving a red orchid is a wish for power and success for the recipient.
Moreover, if you want, you can read my other article about roses and the different meanings of its colors here.
Pink orchid meaning
Pink is a symbol of happiness, innocence, admiration, femininity and beauty. The pink orchid has white streaks.
You can give a pink orchid as a gift to your loved ones. Also, a pink orchid is a good choice for gifts for couples on the occasion of their 14th and 28th wedding anniversary.
White orchid meaning
White orchid is one of the most popular orchids. This orchid is a symbol of purity, beauty, elegance, respect, humility and dignity. That is why giving white orchids as a gift to newborns and their baptism is a good choice.
The effect of orchids on health
The presence of phalaenopsis orchid flowers in the home converts carbon dioxide to oxygen. In this way, these orchids act as a ventilator and provide oxygen to the environment. Therefore, it reduces stress and heart disease.
It is also a flower orchid that increases the humidity of the environment. So it can keep your environment moist for hot and dry seasons.
Psychologically, seeing an orchid increases mood and concentration. So you can give patients orchids as gifts.
Orchid flowers can be a very attractive and valuable gift. Because they can bud for years. So it’s an affordable gift.
Also, it is very easy to carry and the flowers are fragrant, most of them smell like vanilla or chocolate.
You can choose the best one according to the meanings of each orchid color and give it as a gift to those around you.