Orchid Flower Gifts

Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family, is a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots. It is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants (only the Asteraceae is larger), with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.

Orchid

Orchids are treasured, unusual flowers, that are unique and vary greatly.

Other Names: There are no other names known for orchids.

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Asparagales
Family:
Orchidaceae


Orchid

Descriptions: Orchid flowers are unusual shaped and often have a "pitcher" component in the blossom.

Size: Orchids come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Symbolism: Orchid's symbolize the power of love. Orchid's also represent mature charm.

Grow Details: Orchids are difficult to grow, they are gorgeous but challenging plants.

Grow Details

Soil Type: Rich Soil
Soil PH: PH 4.5- 6.3 (depending on species)
Water: Moist - Typically Tropical Conditions
Light: Varies
Grow Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9


Characteristics

Height: Varies
Flower Colors: White, Pink, Purple, Green, Yellow, Lavender, Purple, BiColor,
Propagation: Orchids can be propagated using seeds or cuttings.
Division/Transplants:
Blooming Period: Varies - Spring to Winter (depending on location)

Type: Perennial or Annuals

Herbal Remedy Properties: Orchids have been used medicinally for centuries. Today there are at least 50 orchid species used especially in traditional Chinese medicine. The use for dried orchids ranges from boosting the immune system, to cancer treatment, eye-sight improvement, and to enhance pleasures.

Native Area: Orchids grow on every continent except Antarctica.

Other:


Orchid Gifts

All orchids are perennial herbs and lack any permanent woody structure. Orchids of all types have also often been sought by collectors of both species and hybrids
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