Most Festive Gifts for Chinese New Year: Butterfly Orchids For Luna New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the most important festivals in China. It is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar. It is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Every year is represented by a zodiac animal sign. 2022 is the year of Tiger.

People will decorate their home with festive plants and decoration during Chinese New Year. They believe the decorations are not only to build up the atmosphere of Spring Festival, but also to bring blessings to their family and friends via the positive meaning behind the decoration, especially plants.

During the Chinese New Year, people will send their relatives and friends a variety of flowers as Luna New Year gifts. “Nianhua” refers to flowers or plants that are festive with blessings in Chinese New Year. There are different kinds of Nianhua for the season, they are colorful with characteristics and blessing meanings behind. Such as Daffodil symbolises wealth, Red peony represents rich and honor, and Pussy willows with soft and plush flowers means having abundant food in the coming year. Among these flowers for Luna New Year, phalaenopsis should be one of the most popular! The shape, color and the flower language of phalaenopsis, is very suitable for Chinese New Year as gifts nor self-decoration.


The name orchid is derived from the Greek word “orkhis” which means “a kind of moth”. The genus name is abbreviated Phal. In China, the flowers look like butterflies flying in the garden, so they call it “Butterfly Orchids”. Phalaenopsis’s beautiful flowers and gorgeous colors are treasures among all tropical orchids, and are known as the “Queen of Orchids”.


Phalaenopsis have very festive flower languages for Luna New Year, it represents wealthy and harmony in China. The formation of Phalaenopsis is artistic and eye-catching, it makes Phalaenopsis become the first choice for Luna New Year gifts.

The shape of Phalaenopsis looks like a group of energetic butterflies dancing in the garden, exuding a vibrant and festive atmosphere for the spring festival. The colour of Phalaenopsis is aesthetic and impressed. It’s long blooming period is great for Luna New Year gifts, as its beauty can stay over the Chinese New Year holiday. People send their business partners Phalaenopsis as spring festival gifts, as it lights up the work environment or home with a festive atmosphere easily.


Phalaenopsis have variety of colours, such as orchids red, yellow, white and apricot pink. It fits for different preference and events. Phalaenopsis become one of the favorite Luna New year gifts is not only about its special shape and flower language, the number of orchids also has different positive meanings. Common steams are as follows:

ONE STEM: It means outstanding, like Phalaenopsis is the most excellent one among all orchids. It also means everything goes well in one way in Chinese.

TWO STEMS: Two is a blessing number in Chinese, it is an even number means good things come with two.

THREE STEMS: The pronunciation of three like ‘non-stop’, three steams represent wealthy, it means money will keep going to your wallet, it won’t stop.

FIVE STEMS: Five blessing is one of the famous quote in Chinese New Year. Five blessings are longevity, wealth, health, virtue and peaceful death. Five steams represent ‘Five blessings arrive at the door’, you will be so blessed in the coming year.

SIX STEMS: Six steams of Phalaenopsis symbolise countless, it means good things will keep happening and not easy to count.

EIGHT STEMS: Eight is a luck number in Chinese, as the pronunciation of eight sound ‘wealth’ and it means wishing people get rich in the new year.

TEN STEMS: Ten is a good number in Chinese, it means everything will be perfectly good in the coming year.


Phalaenopsis is elegant and meaningful, it is definitely a good choice for Chinese New Year. It is easy and simple to take care of the flower as well. Put it in a dry and ventilated place, and water it once every two weeks. If you want the orchid to bloom for a longer time, you can visit our blog ‘Flower Care: How to Care for Orchids’ for more tips. 

M FLORIST has different colors and steams of orchids. During the Lunar New Year, there are also special edition with festive decorations for Chinese New Year. It is your first choice to bless relatives and friends, or decorate your home for the Lunar New Year. Come to M FLORIST to get your new year orchids now!