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THE MEANING AND SYMBOLISM OF ORCHID
2nd Nov 2016

THE MEANING AND SYMBOLISM OF ORCHID

The most highly coveted of ornamental plants the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. In fact, Greek women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl.

The flower symbolism associated with the orchid is love, beauty, refinement, many children, thoughtfulness and mature charm. Orchids have become a major market throughout the world. Buyers now bid hundreds of dollars on new hybrids or improved ones. Orchids are one of the most popular cut flowers on the market.

Orchids is also one of the most desired plants suitable such a gift. Telling your loved ones about the special history behind these flowers can only enhance them. Orchids have been apt greeting flowers for different occasions unlike roses. Even though roses are cheaper, an orchid enjoys a higher status when compared with roses. Orchids have enduring qualities, which make it best for greeting flowers than any other. This enduring flower can hang around your affection and a sense of security for a longer period that no other floral gift can provide. 

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