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Discover the Secret and Magical World of Orchids

The mystery and intrigue surrounding the orchid family is powerfully alluring for flower fans all over the world. Even those who don’t know the specific language surrounding the amazing universe of flowers, and orchids in particular, are often drawn to this truly unique family of flowers.

These flowers, which range from delicate to bold and powerful in appearance, make a statement about personality or some special quality about a person. When sending these expressive, long-lasting flowers, it is often a testament to the recipient’s inner beauty, strength and many other unique traits.

The Phalaenopsis Orchid is also known as the Moth Orchid.

Maybe a small five-point primer will help fans become more familiar with some of the facts about orchids that make them so special and worth a closer look and sniff before placing an order for Denver flower delivery.

  1. With well over 25,000 species of orchids growing on six continents, you can find orchids all over the world. Travel to deep jungles in Costa Rica, tropical and mainland Asia and many American regions to experience these glorious blooms in person.
  2. The Phalaenopsis Orchid, or the Moth orchid, is so-called because its simple and elegant blooms often look like moths in flight.
  3. One species of orchid mimics its intended suitor and pollinator. The Bee Orchid, or Ophrys apifera, blooms and looks like a bee, so attracting bees for pollination is as simple as blooming. However, this orchid has evolved and can now self-pollinate.
  4. Orchids can grow only to become as small as the head of a pin while others grow more than 10 feet high.
  5. The Vanilla Orchid is the only orchid grown specifically for commercial purposes.