ORCHIDS – CYMBIDIUM, PHALAENOPSIS, VANDA

Orchids are a very big flower group, in which the group members come from all over Asia. In this article, we would like to give you some inspiration and information over this stunning flower family and some of its members.

THE IMPECCABLE ORCHIDS

Did you know that there are approximately 26000 Orchid species in the world? This makes Orchids one of the largest flower families of florishing plants. All Orchids symbolize long-lasting friendship, which means they can be a perfect gift for any occasion.

Among many others, Cymbidium, Phalaenopsis and Vanda are big representatives of the Orchid family. Let’s discuss these three a little bit better.

CYMBIDIUM

Due to its shape, Cymbidium is also widely known as ‘Boat Orchid’. Not only that – the word ‘Kymbos’ also sands for ‘boat’ in Greek – and that is the reason why the flower is actually called Cymbidium. This blossom is available in a wide range of colours – apart from classic for Orchids white, pink and violet shades, she is also available in green and yellow! She is also particularly long-lasting.

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PHALAENOPSIS

Phalaenopsis is generally referred to as ‘Moth Orchid’ – the reason is pretty clear from the shape of this beautiful flower. The flowers have thick roots and do not require any soil to survive – they are air plants. If harvested fully mature, these blossoms also get incredibly strong as cut flowers.

Silky or glassy, Phalaenopsis is incredibly elegant. Generally speaking, if she is not a hybrid, the flower comes in white/creamy/pale yellow colours or in many different shades of pink. Quite frequently, she has markings.

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VANDA

Vandas are very special flowers. Their appearance combines both – elegance and gentleness. What also makes them extraordinary is their colour. The flower offers the most colours of all Orchids. However, the blossoms also come in various tints of blue – and blue is a very rare natural colour amongst flowers. Their velvet texture and the flower pattern makes the colour look even more alluring.

Another characteristic inherent to this flower is its very long vase life. Hence, apart from the flower being perfect for any centerpiece, be certain it will make you happy for a very long time.

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Vanda Sunanda Cheetah Citron, Vanda Kanchana Indigo, Vanda Sunanda Leopard Tangerine.

STYLING TIPS

# GO PASTEL WITH ORCHIDS

Don’t be afraid to go bright, but do it with elegance! For any colour you can think of, there will definitely be a pastel alternative. This is a great way to go bright, but still not go overboard and remain aesthetic. Thanks to Orchids’ very wide colour pallet, you can always find a suitable colour!

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Keukenhof Orchid-Anthurium Show 2019.

# EXTRAVAGANT ORCHID TWIST

Would you like to produce a daring design? Mix crazy colours and create a complete art piece? Orchids are perfect for that as well. When we were talking about bright pastel, we did not eliminate simply bright. You don’t need much for such design – just pick the craziest colours you can think of and.. twist, mix, experiment!

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Keukenhof Orchid-Anthurium Show 2018.

# PLAYFUL INTEGRATION

Orchids are the flowers that will last a very long time – why not make great centerpieces and simply integrate them into the interior for a while? Make wall centerpieces, hang them to the ceiling in bar or just turn the ceiling in your flower shop into flowing Orchid ceiling!

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STAY CLASSY – STICK TO ORCHIDS

Do you have a favourite Orchid type? Is it in our list? Regardless if it is or not, go to our webshop or app and order it, because we have a very wide selection of products. Make use of it and keep your client satisfied with long-lasting Orchids!

 

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