Orchids: "Don't compare her to sunshine and roses when she's clearly orchids and moonlight." -Melody Lee

While orchids mean thoughtfulness, refinement, fertility, beauty, charm, and love, they're the perfect bloom to celebrate all of life's precious moments. With a wide array of colors to choose from, the orchid is nothing short of special.

they promote a calming environment. There's a reason orchids are popular plants in spas or salons. Not only do they provide an exotic d├ęcor element, but they also promote a sense of calm and act as a stress reliever.

The gorgeous and exotic Orchid plant is believed to attract love, deepen friendships, and soothe the soul. In Ancient times, the orchids were associated with fertility making them a great gift for new parents.

Orchids are considered symbols of love because of the fact that the plants grow easily, and bloom under most conditions. During the Victorian era, it was a custom to gift exotic and rare flowers to show love and affection. It was even believed that rarer the flower you chose as a gift, deeper was your love.

White: Orchid is receiving too much light. Dark green: Orchid is not getting enough light. Black: Orchid is experiencing bacterial or fungal growth, has too much fertilizer or has mineral deposits from hard water.

Orchids are plants that belong to the family Orchidaceae, a diverse and widespread group of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants.

However, botanists generally agree that one feature above all others defines the orchid and differentiates it from virtually all other flowering plants: the fusion of the male portion of the flower (stamen) and female portion (pistil) into one structure called the column—often visible protruding from the center.

Most orchids require water once a week. ...
Position your orchid in a bright windowsill facing east or west.
Weekly feeding with a fertilizer designed for orchids.
Repotting in fresh orchid mix when your orchid stops blooming.

After the flowers drop from the orchid you have three choices: leave the flower spike (or stem) intact, cut it back to a node, or remove it entirely. Remove the flower spike entirely by clipping it off at the base of the plant. This is definitely the route to take if the existing stem starts to turn brown or yellow.