Pink Orchid - A Guide to Pink Orchids

Pink Orchid

The pink orchid is a magnificent flower. Grown on almost every continent, the pink orchid is the most delicate and interesting flower there is. Pink orchids are known to be flowers that represent love and pure affection. Charming and graceful, pink orchids are the ultimate flowers you want to have in your garden or even more, for your wedding!

Pink Orchid Description

  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Origin: Pink orchids have origins in Ancient Greece where they had a history of lust, greed and wealth. The name itself, “orchid” comes from the Greek “orchis”, which means testicle, thus the flower was commonly associated with virility.
  • Sun exposure: Half-sun exposure is best for growing pink orchids.
  • Height: Pink orchids grow up to 74cm (if grown indoors).
  • Soil: Pink orchids need a humid soil. Also, if grown in a pot, pink orchid soil should consist of lava rocks, bark, sphagnum moss, and crushed charcoal.
  • Leaves: Usually pale green or lime green in color. They are rich and healthy if maintained properly.
  • Blooming time: Winter into spring and midsummer or August to October, in its natural habitat.
  • Maintenance: For a constant temperature, in the summer, try opening windows for fresh air to come in to the potted pink orchid and in wintertime, keep them in breezy areas.
  • Propagation method: Pink orchids may be propagated using six methods: through division, by keiki, areal cuttings, meristem or tissue culture, which is a scientific method of propagating pink orchids, and last but not least, pink orchids may be propagated through seeds.

Pink Orchid Species

There are two main types of pink orchids: terrestrial (which grow on the ground) and epiphytes (which grow on trees). However, there are many more species of pink orchids, hybridized or not. To name a few: Aerides falcatum, Cattleya labiata, Broughtonia sanguinea, Cochleanthes marginata, Dendrobium bigibbum, Laelia pumila, Miltonia moreliana, Rhynchostylis gigantea, Phalaenopsis equestris, Oncidium cuculatum, Laelia gouldiana, Dendrobium goldschmidtianum, Cattleya skinneri.

Pink Orchid Meaning

Pink orchids stand for pure affection. They are delicate and graceful flowers that indicate a sense of magnificent care for the one you love. Innocent in color and with an exotic shape, pink orchids have a natural charm. Furthermore, pink orchids are the 14th wedding anniversary flower, so you might want to remember this when looking for a special bouquet on your 14th wedding anniversary.

Pink Orchids Arrangements

Pink orchids arrangements are very fragile looking. They tend to give a special, artful splendor and embrace with a caring sentiment. Pink orchids may be mixed with white flowers, like lilies or daisies. Also, to bring contrast, they can be mixed with yellow orchids, or blended naturally alongside lavender ones.

For a dynamic pink orchid arrangement, try mixing them with daisies and wax flowers and you will get an astonishing piece. Both glamorous and fancy in the meantime, this arrangement is perfect if you want to say Thank You, Happy Birthday or Congrats on Your Promotion.

Pink orchid arrangements used as wedding ornaments are perfect! Delicate and graceful, placed on tables, surrounded by greenery, they will give a sense of grandeur and luxury to the entire room.

Pink Orchid Bouquets

Round pink orchid bouquets are ideal for a bride’s bouquet! Just imagine a little, round green and pink orchid bouquet with peonies, mini calla lilies, roses and green and pink cybidium orchids. Or, for a more vivid bridal bouquet mix pink kimies, pink mini calla lilies, ruffle tulips, green and pink cymbidium orchids, all wrapped in a white or pink silk bow.

For a pageant pink orchid bouquet, tie up pink and cream orchids with a sheer ribbon.

Pink Orchids in Gardens

When planting pink orchids in your garden, remember to soak the pink orchid seeds in very hot water for about twelve hours. This will encourage them to grow better. Also, use fertilizers with any occasion, so that they should feel like in their natural habitat and, most of all, keep the flower in full sunlight until it grows. Then, if you have the possibility, switch it to a half-shaded place.

As an ornamental tip for your garden oasis, pink orchids go well with vibrant pink bromeliad, so try getting them together for an exotic appearance.

Advice

Cut pink orchids should be kept in cool places, they should be cut about 1 cm from the stem, every two days. Also, keep freshly cut blooms underwater for about 15 minutes, (in slightly warm water) or try spraying them with water and then place them in a cool place.

Pink orchids are great, revolutionary, delicate. To put it in one word, they are magnificent! A symbol of luxury, love, strength. Often used for wedding receptions, pink orchids, once known as the “flower of the rich”, are now available throughout the world!