An orchid… for the best mother!

Mothers are sweet, caring and always ready to go that extra mile for their children.  For that reason they deserve to be celebrated with an exceptional and symbolic gift on Mother’s Day – Sunday 26th March. Gifting an orchid – also knowns as the queen of the plants – is the perfect way to show your mother how much you appreciate her.

Symbolic value
Orchids have a special meaning: they stand for beauty, wealth and power. A personal gift to let your mother know that you love her. Does she have a favourite colour? Is it modest and serene or more exuberant and bright? With more than 25,000 species, the orchid family is one of the largest plant families on earth. Each plant is unique and has its own meaning, perfect for finding an orchid that matches your mother’s style and personality.

Femininity, peace and friendship
Surprising your mother, mother-in-law or grandmother with an orchid is a great way of expressing your love for her. The most well-known type of orchid is the Phalanaenopsis (butterfly orchid), which symbolises elegance and femininity. The blue Vanda on the other hand is rare and symbolic, standing for peace in India, this orchid is only sold at specialised florists or garden centers. The Cymbidium is rather unique because of her branches topped with round flowers and grass like leaves. This orchid stands for unconditional friendship.

Orchids and care
An orchid is an appropriate gift even for mothers who are not too fond of gardening. Orchids can be seen as epiphytes and grow their roots upwards. Because of this, people assume it’s a plant for advanced gardeners which is definitely not the case.  The plant needs watering just once a week for 10 minutes (along with nourishment) and let it leak. Place the plant in a position with access to light, but not directly in the sunlight or in a draught. These tips you will make the orchid and your mother very happy.

About the campaign ‘We feel better around orchids’
This material is produced originally on behalf of a program which is co-financed by the European Union between 2016-2018.

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