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Orchids have always been heralded as one of the most exquisite gifts to send wishes to friends or family members due to their radiating glamour and good symbolism. If you’re a lover of a refined, subtle yet luxurious style, orchids’ elegant and sleek silhouettes can also adorn your living space with a classy and intimate touch.
WHERE DID THR NAME “ORCHID” COME FROM?
Orchids (Orchidaceae family) earned their name from the Ancient Greek word orchis, literally meaning testicle due to the shape of the flowers’ roots. Hence, orchids were a symbol of virility back then. The ancient Greeks were so convinced of the connection between orchids and fertility that they believe orchids with large tuberous roots symbolised a male child, while orchids with small tubers symbolised a female child.
WHAT DOES SENDING ORCHIDS AS A GIFT MEAN?
Orchids’ rich symbolisms and graceful appearance lend themselves to become one of the best flower choices for gifts.
Orchids were particularly favoured by Chinese poets and scholars because they have an exotic, ethereal yet modest appearance. Unlike some other flowers like roses or peonies, orchids are way less flashy or bold. Confucius once said, “Unruffled by the lack of passersby to appreciate their beauty, orchids deep in the forest remain to permeate their fragrance as usual; likewise, a virtuous man’s integrity should always stay undeterred despite deprivations and hardships.”
Echoing this thought, orchids have been widely used as the emblem of integrity, nobility, and friendship in many works of literature and art. This makes orchids an adorable flower gift to deliver regards and celebrate friendships for flower enthusiasts in Hong Kong and many cultural circles in East Asia.
WHAT DO ORCHID FLOWERS IN DIFFERENT COLOURS MEAN?
White orchid is a symbol of innocence, purity, and elegance. Pink orchids are a popular flower gift for ladies, meaning femininity, grace, and happiness. Yellow orchids represent friendship and new beginnings, they are a great gift to celebrate an accomplishment with your friends. Purple orchids symbolise royalty and admiration, they are often given to someone important or elder than you as a token of respect.
WHAT ARE SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT ORCHIDS?
Orchids are extraordinary flowers that have petals in geometrical and symmetrical shapes. Orchids are one of the rarest flowers which have over 25,000 species in the world. One of the most popular orchids is the moth orchids, which got their name when they were first discovered and mistaken as moths by Swedish naturalist, Peter Osbeck. Moth orchids are highly coveted ornamental plants. Their delicate, unique, and elegant looks make moth orchids a sensational centerpiece for home decoration.
HOW TO BUY THE PERFECT ORCHIDS ONLINE?
Delivering orchids with soft flowers and delicate stems can be challenging. Any slight collision could hurt orchids’ intricate petals, stems, or leaves. One of the best ways to buy orchids in Hong Kong for yourself or as a flower gift for your beloved is to order the orchids from a trustworthy online florist.
At M FLORIST you can simply follow our easy online checkout process, and rest assured that your orchids will be styled by a team of professional florists, and handled with the utmost care by a dedicated delivery team on the way to the recipients.
Order your orchid delivery with M FLORIST today – bring your elegance and grace back home.