Symbolism in Orchids
Today the orchid typically symbolizes love, luxury, beauty, and strength. However, this flower has had various meaning for different cultures, including the Aztec, Greek, Chinese and Victorian cultures.
In Aztec culture, vanilla orchids and chocolate were part of a drink created to bring a person strength and power. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. While in the ancient Chinese culture, orchids were thought to have healing properties and were used to treat various illnesses. During the Victorian era, orchid symbolism shifted to luxury, and today this sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing exotic and delicate beauty.
At Flowers by Pouparina, we have many offerings to choose from of this highly popular ornamental plant. With its universal message of love, beauty, wisdom and thoughtfulness, the graceful orchid symbolizes affection and understanding. Consider sending our finest arrangements, such as the In Vogue Silhouette and the Red Tempo