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Orchids: An alternative to roses

by webdev

February 10, 2011

While many people associate red roses with Valentine's Day because they symbolize love and passion, flower experts say orchids are also a great choice for the holiday.

According to FlowerMeaning.org, orchids represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. Giving an orchid plant or other flower gift containing cut orchids leaves a long-lasting impression, as the blooms are exotic and breathtakingly stunning.

There are nearly 25,000 varieties of orchids.

According to 9News.com, orchid plants make an ideal Valentine's Day gift, as the flowers stay fresh for weeks or even months and, with proper care, the plant will bloom indefinitely.

The news source adds that the plants generally need bright, indirect sun to thrive. To get them to re-bloom, orchids should be fertilized regularly with a liquid feed.

In addition, orchids are appropriate gifts for both men and women.

Individuals looking for a unique way to express their feelings this Valentine's Day may consider surprising their significant other with orchids.

Gifting orchids sends a message that the recipient is out of the ordinary, and will likely be appreciated by the recipient.

 

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