Fresh phalaenopsis, floral butterflies in your vase. Phalaenopsis is one of the many family members of the Orchidaceae, the orchid family. This beauty is also known as butterfly orchid (ra ra ra, how did it get that name?).
COLOURS AND SHAPES
The Phalaenopsis has many small flowers, or rather flowers with a diameter of at least 10 centimetres. All have five petals and a 'lip' in the middle. This brightly coloured lip acts as a landing strip for insects travelling to the inner part of the flower. Nice piece of natural architecture! You run into the Phalaenopsis in white, lilac, bright pink, salmon pink and yellow. Striped or spotted petals are no problem for the flower.
All orchids symbolise pure friendship. We bet you will also become good friends with a vase full of floral butterflies. An ideal gift for someone else or yourself.
The Phalaenopsis grows naturally on trees and rocks in the tropical rainforests of Asia and Australia. In the eighteenth century, the flower was spotted by explorers with a keen eye for aesthetics and the rest is history. Today, the flower is unmissable on shop shelves. Logical too, because don't Phalaenopsis give you the delicious jitters?