The Queen of Flowers – how the orchid is also being called – is one of the most popular flower gifts in Germany. She seduces with exotic beauty in many colours. Therefore, people like to order orchids online and send them to their family, friends, special someone, or even themselves! Which orchid is your favourite? Do you want to buy the Phalaenopsis? Or are you a fan of the specific shape of the Paphiopedilum? Choose your favourite orchid from our big selection and easily have it delivered to your or someone else´s doorstep.
The Most Popular Orchids
Usually, the orchid grows on trees in tropical climate. However, botanists all over the world were very busy and bred more than 20.000 types of orchids. These can develop their full beauty even in room temperature environment. Here are a few of the most popular orchids in Germany:
Phalaenopsis – The Moth Orchid
Probably the most popular orchid is the Phalaenopsis. This translates from Greek into “like a moth”, hence moth orchid. This beauty is quite easy to take care of and blooms for quite a long time. New breeds in all colours of the rainbow turn the moth orchid into everyone´s darling: glowing yellow, orange, brown – or classic colours like purple, white, and pink.
Paphiopedilum – The Lady Slipper Orchid
The funny nickname of the Paphiopedilum comes from its very specific blossom shape: it looks like a lady slipper! The lady slipper orchid grows naturally in the forests of Southeast Asia and the pacific region and is therefore a little bit more care intensive. Place the pot with the Paphiopedilum on a spot with indirect sunlight and try to make it humid for the lady slipper!
Cymbidium – Boat Orchid
The Cymbidium is known for its long-lasting blossom phase. It is a terrestric orchid meaning it sprouts its roots into the soil and not the air. The Cymbidium orchid can grow into a pretty big plant and blossoms up to three months at a time in brown, pink, white, or yellow.
Meaning of the Orchid
The orchid is known for its adaptability. Hailing from tropical climate it can even persist in European weather conditions with a lack of warmth and humidity. Therefore, the orchid symbolizes flexibility and cleverness. Another standout is the orchid´s exotic beauty. Hence the flower also stands for passion, beauty, and desire.
Orchid Care Tips
Naturally growing in completely different circumstances than in Europe, the orchid does need some special care. Usually you can find orchids growing on trees in tropical climates. But even in a small apartment you can make the orchid feel at home with these care tips:
1. Orchids do not like limestone. Therefore, it makes sense to decalcify the water first before watering.
2. Only water the orchid 1-2 times a week with room temperature water. Be careful not to overwater.
3. The roots of the orchid are very sensitive to wetness and rotting. So be careful and keep an eye on the orchid´s roots.
4. It is suggested to use a specific fertilizer for orchids while the plant is in its growing phase.
5. Cut the orchid right at its flower base when the last blossom has fallen off.
6. Depot the orchid one year after buying it. After that depot it every 2-3 years.