Flower of the Week: The Orchid

by Natasha Starkell | 10.07.2013 | flower , house plant , orchid | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Flower of the Week: The Orchid

Flower of the Week: The Orchid

Did you know that the name orchid comes from a Greek word meaning testicle, referring to the shape of the root – delightful!

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Did you know that the name orchid comes from a Greek word meaning testicle, referring to the shape of the root – delightful!

Orchids grow the world over and are very distinctive and attractive looking plants. There's something rather other worldly about the orchid with its strange modified and enlarged petals. Orchids come in a wide array of colours and are often dappled or striped with other colours. Orchids are thought to date back to the time of dinosaurs and looking at them, it's not hard to picture them in such a setting. Rare orchids are prized by collectors, the cultivation and collection of orchids is a hobby enjoyed by many enthusiasts with specialist clubs and shows dedicated to the appreciation of this beautiful but strange plant. 


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