Delightful Purple Phalaenopsis Orchids
Here is a stunning arrangement that is ideal for a tropical climate, and meets the moment for any truly special occasion. Ten purple phalaenopsis orchids rise majestically from a veritable garden of succulents and manzanita branches. This gorgeous array of complementing plants are nestled in a low profile, smooth, white ceramic vase that lets the plants be the star of the show.
This brilliant array of flora is a study in contrast. Plump, glossy, low-growing succulents provide the base layer, giving way to the organically sculptured manzanita branches that add visual appeal to the center section of this simple yet highly styled arrangement. The textures of the succulents and the manzanita are combined in the orchids themselves--long coarse stems mix in with the branches, topped by the soft, glorious and lush petals--shades of purple, from pale violet to deep magenta, leading to a snow-white center--aligned along the gracefully arching stems. This arrangement is striking in its symmetry and simplicity.
At first glance, the combination of orchids, known for their diva-like tendencies, and hardy succulents that will grow anywhere, seems odd. Phalaenopsis orchids are easy to care for and require a similar environment, watering routine, and soil composition as the succulentsOrchids are coveted worldwide and have a long and fascinating history, In China, they are symbols of elegance and integrity. The Aztecs mixed vanilla--a type of . orchid--with coca to make an elixir that was thought to bring on power and strength. Color also matters when you are giving orchids; purple phalaenopsis signify royalty and when given, are a sign of deep respect and admiration. No matter the reason, this extravagant and opulent arrangement of phalaenopsis orchids will delight the recipient.
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