Orchids Tropical Flowers
Orchids have over 25,000 varieties and grow in all continents of the world except Antarctica. They can convey many meanings including love, beauty, luxury and strength. The Vanilla Orchid (and its bean) is the most is produced Orchid variety and symbolizes power and strength. It has been said that the Aztecs mixed the Vanilla Orchid and chocolate together and made it into a drink which was thought to give them power and strength. Extracts from the Vanilla Orchid are also used to flavor vanilla essence. Other popular varieties are the Phalaenopsis (or Moth), Cymbidium, and Dendrobium. Orchids are an elegant flower with a long stem, they are diverse in color and are able to grown on the ground and on the end of trees.