How To Differentiate Artificial Orchids
Are you an orchid fanatic? If you are, it’s probably reasonable to say that you're aware of the countless number of orchid species that actually exist in Mother Nature; some are indigenous to hot, tropical environments while others are native to colder, mountainous regions. Not only are they one of the most diverse flowering plants, but each one of these exotic plants carry unique characteristics to distinguish them from each other. However, if you’ve ever cared for a living, breathing orchid, you know their one of the most high-maintenance plants out there. Thankfully, our wide selection of artificial orchids can relieve you from their daily upkeep and focused on indulging in their realistic, lifelike beauty. Have a hard time distinguishing one from the other? Today we’re sharing a few tips on how to recognize each of these faux-ever blooming beauties.
Probably one of the most overlooked of the orchids, anthurium is a family member recognizable for its distinct looking shape and unique petals. Although it often gets forgotten in the orchid family, it’s the world’s longest blooming plant and comes in a palette of fiery reds, pinks, and oranges.
Truly an enchanting flower and one of the most popular, the cattleya orchid often flaunts large, sweet-smelling flowers that boasts vibrant color, even unique characteristics like natural-looking freckles and streaks. A romantic flower indeed, it too is often used in events like weddings and most commonly seen in ceremonial corsages. It’s no wonder why people refer to it as the “Queen of the Orchids.”
A romantic bloom, the cymbidium is often the go-to for weddings and wedding decor. Also known as “boat orchids” for its tinier, smaller blossoms, the cymbidium tends to grow in a gorgeous yellow-greenish hue with hints of dark reds. They tend to grow into two varieties: tall and miniature. They’re tall, elegant design and slender leaves makes them a top pick for flower lovers.
Also going by the name of oncidium or tiger orchids, the delicate blossoms of the dancing lady provide ample of beauty and endless texture. Most often seen with yellow or pink-hued flowers, they’re often accompanied with verdant greenery.
One of the easiest flowers to care for, dendrobium orchids are a stunning addition to both home and garden decor. Their name literally means “the one who lives on a tree” which makes it no surprise that they can flourish in hostile environments - from trees to rocks. They’re often the go-to “all purpose orchid” for their wide range of colors and shapes.
Commonly referred to as the Moth Orchid for its ethereal insect-like design, the ever-stunning phalaenopsis is probably the most popular species and commonly displayed in hotels, restaurants, spas, and office spaces. A resilient flower, they’re usually the first pick for avid orchid growers.
One of the most intricate of the orchids, the vanda produces dazzling blooms in electric coloring. Originally native to the tropics of Asia, these are most commonly used to enhance vertical spaces (like hanging from trees!) with their colorful blooms and lengthy stems.
If you're like us and prefer a no-maintenance plant, opt for a realistic but fake orchid that will never fail to provide you with fauxever lasting beauty.