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5 Reasons an Orchid Makes a Great Gift

December 14, 2023

Sometimes choosing a holiday gift for loved ones can be challenging, so we wanted to share some great holiday ideas with you! Whether you want something big or small, our mini orchids are as gorgeous and versatile as our full-sized orchids. And aren’t miniature versions of things so stinkin’ cute in general? Full-size orchids also make a great gift, especially for those l who love to make a statement. Here are five reasons why you should snag some orchids this season. 

They brighten up any space 

Orchids, no matter what color you choose, pack a lot of punch, especially when it comes to versatility. A mini orchid can liven up a small space, like a desk, or you can group several mini orchids of similar colors to fill a much larger space like a centerpiece, for example. You can also choose a premium or watercolor orchid to really make a statement. 

Less is more 

Sometimes, a large flower or arrangement can be overwhelming; mini orchids are beautiful and easy to care for, on a much smaller scale. Our minis only need one ice cube a week, compared to the three cubes per week for our larger, premium orchids need. Minis also require less fertilizer and less potting medium than their larger counterparts. 

An excellent introduction to orchids and plant care 

Unlike cut flowers that quickly perish, the gift of an orchid will last a long time. Giving friends or loved ones orchids is also a great way to introduce them to the beauty of the orchid world, even if they don’t have a green thumb. Your gift could easily inspire someone to become an orchid enthusiast! 

Smaller orchids are less mess 

Larger orchids use larger, bulkier mediums such as pine bark to help aerate their roots. Mini orchids are too small for this type of medium. Minis are planted into coir plugs, which are small, compact masses of plant-growing medium. Coir is fiber from the outer husk of coconuts, which helps keep humidity in the small orchid root zone without keeping too much water. Plus, it’s way less messy!  

Sentimental value 

When you give a gift to a loved one, you want it to have meaning. Orchids symbolize good health, thoughtfulness and love. They are beautiful in any space and a great plant for those who want something that lasts longer than a cut flower. You can give an orchid to family and friends, whether you bring it in person to a holiday dinner or have one sent directly to them by ordering on our website.