☘ Origin: Southeast Asia, Philippines and Australia
☘ Family: Orchidaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Phalaenopsis
☘ Common Name(s): Moth Orchid · Moon Orchid
**According to Chinese folklore, Confucius looked to the White Orchid to symbolize virtuous people. White Orchid color symbolism begins with elegance, innocence, beauty, and purity of sentiment. It's truly the perfect gift for a bride-to-be or expecting mother.
Due to their namesake, orchids are associated with fertility and virility.
These associations, coupled with their exotic appearance, have given them a long history of being associated with love and elegance throughout various cultures and time periods.
Moon Orchid: This plant is the national flower of Indonesia and it is called 'Anggrek Bulan' in Indonesia in which refers to the meaning of moon Orchid. Today, this Indonesian name has become the common name for the plant.
"A symbol of fertility and creativity, white orchids can be placed in the children and creativity gua," Gordon advises. "If they are pink and have two stems, you can put them in the love gua. If they are yellow, you can place them in the center and health, and if they are purple you can display them in the wealth gua".
As for their abilities, they tend to promote positive relationship building and nurturing.
☘ Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants with more than 25,000 species. There are more Orchids on the planet than mammals and birds!
☘ The smallest Orchid is the size of a dime. The largest weighs hundreds of pounds.
☘ The Vanilla bean comes from a species of Orchid. Vanilla Orchid is the only commercial grown and harvested Orchid plant.
☘ Orchids take about 5-7 years to bloom once germinated. Plants sold in stores are already decades old.
☘ Mature Orchids grow upside down, where the blooms are so heavy that the plant end up growing upside down.
☘ Orchids have the tiniest seeds in the world. A single seedpod can have up to (3) millions seeds inside. The seeds are so small that they can only be seen under a microscope.
☘ Orchids can live up to 100 years.
☘ Some Orchids bloom for few hours, others can last for months, depending on the species.
☘ They boost air quality and ease stress.
☘ Reduce seasonal ailments.
☘ Increases Healing.
☘ Improve Focus and sleep quality.