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Posted by Russ Griffin on September 12, 2014 | Last Updated: May 19, 2015 Flowers

Orchids, The Beautiful Blooming Plant!

orchidsOrchids are fantastic plants that make for great decorations in any home. Their vibrant colors make them easy to use as a part of the decor while their long lifespan with proper care means that they can be relied upon for years to come. There are thousands of different species of orchids, and they come in a number of different stunning and beautiful colors. Use these colors as an advantage when using them for decorating

Decorating with orchids

Orchids can make for stunning decorations in a number of different environments. They can be paired with light colors throughout the room, such as light wood or white, and be used to create a brilliant contrast that will immediately draw the eye to the flower. They can also be used to create a more formal environment, such as pairing a stunning purple with dark wood furniture for the perfect accent in  a dining room.

Giving orchids as a gift

Orchids are becoming an increasingly popular flower that are loved by many, making them an excellent gift. Over the years, the flowers have also come to be used for a number of traditional expressions.

Fertility

If there is someone who will be expecting a new baby soon or perhaps someone who recently had a baby, orchids can be just the right gift.

Luxury, beauty and love

Orchids have also been used to symbolize luxury and beauty, as the flowers were traditionally only available to those with enough money to afford them. In the Victorian era, they would also be given to a woman in appreciation of her beauty. This means that plants such as a gorgeous white orchid are an excellent gift for anniversaries and similar celebrations of romantic relationships.

They also work well for holidays, such as Mother’s Day, where the deep familial love can be celebrated as well.

In addition to these traditional meanings for the flower, the classic beauty that the flower offers means that they can be used for nearly any occasion.

Proper care for the orchids

It is common for people to over water orchids, but they really only need to be watered about every 5 to 12 days, depending upon the temperature and the type of flower. For optimal health, it is also a good idea to watch the leaves of the plant. If they look too dark, then the leaf is not receiving enough light. If it is reddish green, then it is receiving too much. Owners should also be sure to feed the plant with specialized orchid fertilizer about once per month.

Orchids are fascinating plants. With more than 25,000 documented species and plants that grow on every continent except Antarctica, they are a fantastic gift or addition to any household.