What we love most about this orchid variety is the way it adds rich color to any setting — indoor or out. The exotic sprays boast dozens of intense purple blossoms which arrange themselves effortlessly. Orchids are a lovely choice for an evening dinner party or a tropical wedding. Your orchids are picked at just the right moment, custom-packaged, and air-shipped that same day to arrive in all their glory direct from the grower, ensuring you orchids that are the most exquisite and longest lasting you’ll find anywhere.
Special Meaning Anniversary Flowers: Each wedding anniversary has a designated flower. The Orchid is the traditional 14th Anniversary flower.
- Available in bunches of 50 or 100
- Stem length: 18″ – 24″
- No fragrance
- Thursday delivery is recommended for Saturday events.
Prepare your flower containers by cleaning them with mild soap and a drop of bleach or by using disinfecting wipes. This will clean any residues and kill bacteria that might shorten the life of the orchids. Glass and plastic are the best materials to contain flowers. We do not recommend placing orchids directly into containers that are metal, rusted, or made of clay or stone. These materials are porous and may contain harmful elements to your flowers. Fill containers with room temperature water. Cold water is not readily absorbed and hot water can shock the flower.
Working with your Flowers
These orchids have been color enhanced so we recommend wearing gloves while you work with the flowers to avoid temporarily staining your hands and/or clothing. Remove the water tubes and any blooms that will fall below the water line. Allowing blooms to decompose in water will allow harmful bacteria to shorten the life of the flowers. We recommend trimming the orchids underwater. Take about ½” from the bottom of each spray by making a diagonal cut. Immediately place the orchids in your prepared flower container. Orchids with longer stems can be cut into two or three parts for use in your arrangements.
Watch the Water
Always add fresh water daily. Cloudy or discolored water can indicate decomposition and bacterial growth. However, you can expect the water to take on the color of the dyed orchids. Change water at least every couple of days.
Storage & More
The temperature in which you store your flowers is very important. Orchids do not like cooler temperatures or refrigeration which can compromise their vase life. The flowers last best in temperatures around 65 degrees. Do not store in the refrigerator. Keep flowers out of direct light in a place with good air circulation. Cigarette smoking is harmful to flowers. Trim away spent blossoms as the flowers age. Typical orchid buds may gradually open at the tips of each stem, although most do not.