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Orchids for Easter: Decorating and Gifting

March 14, 2024

This is a great time to buy an orchid for yourself to use as a centerpiece for your Easter brunch or to give to your family and friends who are hosting!  

Whether it's yours or a gift, don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself a “plant person.” Phalaenopsis orchids are relatively low maintenance plants, and you’ll find you can easily adapt to a simple care routine.  

Orchid Colors for Easter 

If you’ve passed the orchid display at your local store recently, you’ve probably noticed that the displays are dominated by white and gorgeous shades of purple. They range from delicate, pale lavender to deep, rich, velvety royal purple.  

The Easter holiday always fills stores with florals in white and purple, the traditional Christian colors of Lent and Easter. Color plays an important role in the Christian religious calendar. Christians use color to reflect the changing seasons of the religious calendar and symbolize the significance of liturgical events. During the Easter season, purple and white are used to symbolize the Lenten journey.  

Purple is the liturgical color of Lent, representing pain, suffering and penitence. But purple is also the color of royalty, imbuing the season with a sense of majesty.  On Easter Sunday, churches are decorated in white and gold, the colors of hope, purity and reverence, to convey joy and celebration. 

Bring the Lenten season into your home and celebrate the joy of Easter with purple and white Just Add Ice Orchids. 


Basket fillers 

Mini orchids are the perfect addition to any Easter basket. The smallest orchid in our portfolio, they stand between 6 to 10 inches tall and require less water than our premium orchids. If you have several baskets to fill, our Bulk Mini Orchids contain 20 mini orchids in two colors. 


If family is gathering around your table, create a stunning orchid centerpiece. Consider surrounding your orchid with decorated eggs, Peeps or smaller pots of candy.  You can even stuff little chicks or bunnies in your orchid pot, just be careful not to disrupt any roots or leaves. 


Lilies are the flower most associated with Easter, but if you’re looking for a unique Easter gift, orchids are the perfect choice. Easy to find at local retailers, Just Add Ice Orchids come in a stunning array of colors and many exotic variations that are sure to please both first-time orchid recipients and long-time Just Add Ice Orchid fans. 

A unique hostess gift that’s far from ordinary, our orchids thrive with minimal care, making them the perfect choice for novice plant parents. Cut flowers and potted lilies will fade in a week or two, but orchids will provide months of beautiful blooms, continuing to remind your hostess of your appreciation long after other flowers have faded away. 

Their beauty, sturdiness, low maintenance and long bloom period also make them a delightful choice for a hospitalized friend or elderly relatives who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Phalaenopsis Orchids require little space or care but provide months of joyful pleasure. 

Care Tips 

  • Embrace the “Just Add Ice” Watering Method: One of the most common ways new orchid owners harm their plant is through overwatering. Luckily, the “Just Add Ice” watering method makes getting the right amount of water every time as simple as counting to three. Just give your orchid three ice cubes once a week (or one ice cube if you were gifted a mini orchid) and you’ll never have to worry about overwatering again.  
  • Consider the Proper Temperature: Since orchids are tropical plants, they thrive in a tropical climate. The ideal temperature for your orchid is between 65 and 75 degrees with a humidity level between 55 and 75 percent. To make sure the temperature of your home doesn’t negatively affect your plant, keep the thermostat between the ideal temperatures and keep your plant away from vents or fans that could cause a draft in the room. 
  • Give Your Orchid Light — But Not Too Much: Like all plants, your orchid loves sunlight, but too much direct sunlight can cause your plant to suffer from sun overexposure. To avoid this problem, make sure your orchid is positioned in a place that gets plenty of natural, but indirect light.  
  • Don’t Panic When the Blooms Fall Off: Like most flowers, orchids go through a blooming phase, followed by a hibernation phase. However, don’t panic if the blooms fall off your orchid and it appears dead. It is likely only going through a resting period and, with the proper maintenance care, will be ready to rebloom again in a few months. 

For more information on how to best care for your plant, check out our Orchid Care Resources page. 

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