Orchid meanings and symbolisms

Derived from the Greek word "orchis", which means testicles, Orchid with the testicle-like-shape of root tubers of the plant is popularly associated with sexuality. Besides its beauty, orchid with different colors conveys different meanings so you should know to grab the best bouquets for your loved ones. >>You may view our orchids arrangements and bouquets

General information of Orchids

orchid meanings

  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Division: Angiosperms
  • Class: Monocots
  • Order: Asparagales
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Genus: Orchis
  • Subfamilies: Orchidoideae

Orchid's symbolisms

Orchids may symbolize fertility, beauty, love and opulence. 

  • Fertility and virility: Because of its shape of root tubers and its name, orchid originally symbolizes fertility and virility.

In the ancient Greece, people believed that how big of root tubers the expecting mother consumed could determine the sex of the unborn fetus. Large orchid tubers would determine the birth of a baby boy, and the small represented the birth of a girl. Whileas in the ancient China, orchids represented many children.

  • Perfection and Beauty

No arguments about the beauty with symmetry, and the straight lines on their petals, orchids are seen as a epitomes of rare beauty. They are considered as a epitome of human perfection.

  • Love

Because of its rarity and easy-growing in most conditions, orchids is a symbol of love and affection.

  • Luxury and Opulence

Orchids are attached to the Victorian era, and found only in the Tropics, treasured by the royalty. That's why orchids represent luxury and wealth.

Meanings of orchids by colors

Each color variation of orchids carries a slightly different meaning with it. They can convey a silent message to your recipient whether it's strength, beauty or love.

>>You may see Meanings of Roses by colors

  • Red orchids are often described as “an Asian love’s dream”. They stand for passion, energy, power, strength, determinism.

red orchid meanings

  • Pink orchids represent innocence, femininity, grace, joy and happiness. They are a symbol of love and true affection.

pink orchid meanings

  • Purple orchids signify royalty, admiration, and respect.

purple orchid meanings

  • White orchids symbolize innocence, elegance and beauty.

white orchid meanings

>>You may see Meanings of Gerberas

  • Green orchids are asymbol of health, nature, life and longevity.

green orchid meanings

  • Blue orchids symbolize rarity and stands for spirituality and meditation.

blue orchid meanings

  • Yellow orchids represent joy, riendship and new beginnings.

yellow orchid meanings

  • Orange orchids is synonymous with pride, enthusiasm and boldness.

orange orchid meanings

  • Lavender orchids symbolize grace, elegance, and feminine beauty.

lavender orchid meanings

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