Orchidaceae, commonly referred to as the Orchid family,
is a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots.
It is currently believed to be the second largest family of
flowering plants (only the Asteraceae is larger), with between
21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.
Orchids are treasured, unusual flowers, that
are unique and vary greatly.
Other Names: There are no other names
known for orchids.
Descriptions: Orchid flowers are unusual
shaped and often have a "pitcher" component
in the blossom.
Size: Orchids come in a variety of shapes
Symbolism: Orchid's symbolize the power
of love. Orchid's also represent mature charm.
Grow Details: Orchids are difficult to
grow, they are gorgeous but challenging plants.
Soil Type: Rich
Soil PH: PH 4.5- 6.3 (depending
Water: Moist - Typically Tropical
Grow Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Flower Colors: White, Pink, Purple,
Green, Yellow, Lavender, Purple, BiColor,
Propagation: Orchids can be propagated
using seeds or cuttings.
Blooming Period: Varies - Spring
to Winter (depending on location)
Type: Perennial or Annuals
Herbal Remedy Properties: Orchids have
been used medicinally for centuries. Today there
are at least 50 orchid species used especially
in traditional Chinese medicine. The use for dried
orchids ranges from boosting the immune system,
to cancer treatment, eye-sight improvement, and
to enhance pleasures.
Native Area: Orchids grow on every continent
|All orchids are perennial herbs and lack any permanent
woody structure. Orchids of all types have also
often been sought by collectors of both species
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