Orchids come in all sizes, colors, shapes, and varieties. They also come in different prices. Some are within your budget while some are too expensive. Not all orchids are equal, which is why their prices also vary. There are different types that you can easily buy at any grocery stores or department stores at a price you can afford, and there are many Orchids that are available also in the flower shops in Singapore. All these common varieties of Orchids are priced reasonably in the market, but the rare ones are too expensive to afford. Why are some Orchids too expensive? Here are the reasons why:
Because Orchids are Unique and Distinct
The beauty and elegance of Orchids are unique and distinct. They are like no other plants in the world, which makes them very special. The patterns and shapes, and the mixture of colors and hues in each bloom can never be replicated by other flowers and blooms. In fact, there is no other type of flowers that looks quite like Orchids. Every detail of the flower is beautiful and many are attracted to its fragrance and scent. If you are thinking why Orchids are expensive, this is because of its distinct beauty.
In addition to its beauty, some orchids are expensive because they have the smallest size or the largest size of flowers. The Grammatophyllum speciosum is the largest Orchid flower and it can reach up to 8 feet tall. The smallest and tiniest one is the Plztystele jungermannioides.
Because Orchids are Durable
The durable and very firm from roots to tips, the blooms of Orchids are expensive because of this. The rarest species of orchids can even stand the test of time. One unique personality of Orchid flowers is that they can last for two to six months. Compared to other ordinary flowers, Orchid flowers last for a long while, making them an attractive interior and home adornment.
Because Orchids Can Last a Lifetime
The oldest species of Orchids are found in the Singapore Botanic Garden. This is the Tiger Orchid and it has been growing and continuously growing in the Garden for the past 154 long years. It was in 1860 when the said garden was developed and this species of Orchid was already there since even before they discovered the place.
This species of orchid proves that Orchids can last for more than a century provided that they are in a very ideal environment and climate. This is the reason why orchids are more expensive than any other flowering plants. However, there are also lots of varieties of orchids that are priced fairly and reasonably at the flower shops.
Because Orchids are Stunning
The hefty price tag of Orchids is matched by the stunning beauty of their blooms. The Gold of Kinabalu Orchid, which is in Malaysia, has a price tag of around $5,500 for each piece of flower. The Shenzen Nongke Orchid, which is developed by the Chinese agriculture scientists, is priced at $290,000 per flower. It is definitely stunning and truly unusual, that was why it was the most expensive flower ever sold. In addition, it is not only the beauty that makes it expensive but also the long years of researches and studies in order to create such an elegant and fragrant Orchid bloom.
The beautiful and elegant blooms that you can enjoy for more than two months and the sweet fragrance that only Orchid flowers have are just among the reasons why people love this flower despite its expensive price. It is good that anyone can enjoy the same by growing Orchids at home.
Because Orchids are One Interesting Flowering Plant
There are so many things to like about Orchids, which could also be the reason for their expensive price tags. Among the interesting facts are the following: Orchids produce millions of miniature seeds but only a few of them develop into mature and blooming plants. Orchids are pollinated because of the insects in the wild. If insects become extinct, the orchid genus will become extinct as well. Orchids in different varieties and species are used for numerous purposes. Some are used for food, like the Vanilla orchids, while some are used to create unique perfumes. Some orchids are used as spices and some are used as for its medicinal benefits.
Because Orchids are Available in Amazing Shapes and Patterns
Orchids in different species also come in different shapes and patterns, including color combinations. There are Orchid blooms in Owl shapes, slippers, shoes, naked guy, ghost, monkey, and many more. The most unique shape may cost more and the rarest kind can be more expensive.
Because Orchids are Grown and Developed in the Most Special Way
Orchids are expensive because it takes more in growing and caring the most unique species or a hybrid of Orchids. Even the most expensive one was developed for 8 long years and more before the scientist came up with such a stunning and beautiful Orchid flower. Farmers and horticulturists who are growing Orchids in different varieties make it a point that the environment is not just perfect for the plant but also most ideal for them to bloom. One mistake in caring for the Orchid may affect the quality of its bloom.
Orchids are a wonderful gift of nature. They may require care and attention at first, but once they thrive in the environment well, they can grow and bloom beautifully where they are planted. No matter what variety you keep, the high price tag is just right for Orchids.