Six things you never knew about orchids...
Posted on 10 April 2017
Orchids come in almost every colour under the sun
(black is the only exception) and they can be found almost anywhere in the world.
They've been around since dinosaurs roamed Earth, and have been found in traditional Chinese medicine as well as being admired in Ancient Greece.
Did you know...
...the vanilla extract you use in baking is derived from orchids? The vanilla planifolia orchid is the only type of orchid that produces edible fruit (yes, vanilla is a kind a fruit!).
Gift an orchid
Outside of the vanilla orchid, traditional orchids are a particularly sophisticated and popular gift that's praised for their beauty.
Unlike roses, orchids don't tend to have specific meanings associated with their colour. Rather, the orchid as a whole is symbolic of love, luxury, beauty and strength.