Kokedama Orchid Bonsai
Orchid Story & Origins
The name orchid is derived from the Greek word “orkhis”. This exotic flower was named by an ancient Greek botanist named Theophrastos who thought that the fleshy underground tubers resembled the male anatomy.
There are many types of orchids, with over 20,000 species in the world. One of the most popular orchids is the moth orchid, which got its name from the fact that their flowers were first mistaken as moths when they were first discovered by Swedish naturalist, Peter Osbeck.
Orchid Symbolism & Colors
Although orchids have a reputation for being symbols of fertility and elegance, different colored orchids have a diverse range of symbolisms.
White orchids – symbolize innocence and purity, as well as elegance and reverence.
Pink orchids – symbolize femininity, grace, and joy.
Yellow orchids – symbolize friendship and new beginnings. They make great gifts for a friend to celebrate an accomplishment.
Purple orchids – symbolize royalty and admiration, and are traditionally given as a sign of respect.
Orange orchids – symbolize pride, enthusiasm, and boldness.
Maintenance & Care
Light: Phalaenopsis are low light orchids. Diffused light works well. Morning sun or east facing window.
Water: Soak 1-2x a week (submerge entire moss ball for 2-3mins to water)
Morning is the preferred time for watering orchids. Avoid distilled water or salt-softened water.
Fertilizer: Choose a balanced orchid fertilizer. Feed weekly.
Dimensions: Height 10-14in (moss ball averages 4-4.5in diameter)
Stems: We include a blooming orchid with two stems. Inquire on pricing for more than two.
Note: No stone included.
+++ We attempt to ship all orchids with as many buds that have yet to flower. If you want a fully blooming orchid, please let us know. +++