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Purple Dendrobium Orchid Gifts

Updated on November 25, 2013

Purple Dendrobium

Purple dendrobium orchids have been blessed with so much natural beauty. One look and many people, including me, fall head over heels in love with their rich purple hues.

Dendrobium is a class of orchids containing over 1,200 different species! They have easily adapted to a variety of habitats from tropical forest floors, mountains and even the dry desert of Australia. Many have made their way into your home and mine!

The images below will show why purple dendrobium are something to love and a gift to be cherished.







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A World Full of Beauty

Between their beautiful blooming stems and their amazing scents, orchids are true show stoppers. I chose to showcase purple colored blossoms for a very simple reason; It's my favorite color and these are true beauties.

I remember being a young girl and receiving a beautiful arrangement (in my favorite color!). I was in the hospital and feeling very blue about being trapped indoors. My older brother came to visit and brought me the prettiest thing I'd seen in a while.

The stunning buds not only brightened my day and my room. They changed my entire attitude and encouraged me to get well faster, simply be being there. It amazes me how something so small has the ability to make a difference.



Dendrobium Orchid Care

Unlike many other orchids, dendrobiums can easily tolerate the rays of the morning sun. By afternoon, they prefer to be shaded. The temperature during the day ranges between 70-85° F. Upon nightfall, 65-75° F is preferable. However, the plant does best with an even temp throughout the day and night. Air that is too chilly can cause blossoming buds to drop.

You should water your new plant about once a week. In between watering, allow it to dry out a bit. The easiest way to know if it's time to water is to check the soil with your finger. If you feel moisture, it's not ready to be watered. Do not allow the plant to stand in water.

While your orchid is blooming, it is not necessary to fertilize it. During summer months add one quarter with every other watering and completely stop during fall.



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Lighted Branch



If you prefer your plant to live a very long life, try one of these. This is the kind of orchid you don't need to water and it even lights up!

You can even use one of these to replace a nightlight in any room of your house.

Creative Motion Lighted Orchid Flowers with Adapter
Creative Motion Lighted Orchid Flowers with Adapter

Comes complete with 3 branches and an adapter.

 

How do I say that?

Dendrobium is pronounced as den-DROH-bee-um.

Zen Artistry from Teleflora



I love this floral arrangement. Not only does it include orchids, it also has carnations, Sweet William, hypericum, emerald palm leaf, equisetum, galax leaves and sheet moss. Whew, that is a lot!

The combination of these make for a beautiful gift anyone would love to have.

Purple Orchid
Purple Orchid

Are an Example of Natures Beauty

It's easy to see why orchids of any genus is a favorite among many. Their elegance gives a room a splash of beauty and color for all to see. They are an exceptional example of natures beauty.

While I love all colors, my favorite has always been purple. Give me a gift of these purple beauties and I am one happy girl!

Dendrobiums are commonly used as cut flowers because of their sturdy stems and beautiful colors. Cut flowers is the term used to described blooms that have been cut from a plant. They are usually used for decorative purposes.

If you are still wondering how to say... dendrobium, it is pronounced as den-DROH-bee-um.





Image By Harald Hoyer | Wikimedia Commons

The Ultimate Pocket Guide Book

Brush up on your orchid care skills by reading an informative book. This book really is the "Ultimate Pocket Guide" when it comes to caring for your beauties. This guide will help you achieve the longest life possible for your plant.

Dendrobium Orchid Care: The Ultimate Pocket Guide to Dendrobium Orchids
Dendrobium Orchid Care: The Ultimate Pocket Guide to Dendrobium Orchids

Discover everything you need to know about keeping yours looking beautiful.

 

This incredible genus contains over 1200 species and comes in many different colors for you to enjoy.

The Beauty of an Orchid

Treat an orchid right and it will continue to bloom time and time again. Their exotic looks leave many in awe.

When choosing to give one as a gift, you can't go wrong. You can find them in so many colors and varieties. They used to be on the pricey side and difficult to locate. Now, lucky for us, you can find them in grocery stores or even being sold on the side of the road.

Their colorful and fragrant blooms are loved by many. Their aromatic scent is hard to match. Easy on the nose and eyes makes for a perfect plant.









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Pendant Necklaces

A pendant made from a real pressed flower! These are so elegant and pretty. Match one to your favorite outfit as they come in several different colors. I love this purple pendant but you can also find them in pink, blue, green and just about any other color you could want.

REAL FLOWER Purple Orchid Pendant Necklace 18in Cord
REAL FLOWER Purple Orchid Pendant Necklace 18in Cord

She will look gorgeous as she steps out in this pendant!

 

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What's Your Favorite Color for a Flowering Plant?

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      FlowerGuy 

      4 years ago

      I'm partial to blues and red, but my mom loves the purple. Another use for Dendrobium Orchids is to make leis - I linked a video here: www.floristandflower.com/how-to-make-a-lei/

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      Melissa 

      4 years ago from Florida

      @mbenning22897: Yes it is! Thanks

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      mbenning22897 

      4 years ago

      Such a pretty color and flower!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @RoSelou: They really are beautiful to look at, thanks for stopping by :)

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      RoSelou 

      5 years ago

      We once had a lot of dendrobium but many of them died last summer. We now have a few. There are different kind of dendrobium, our is such a delicate orchid. It is still very beautiful like yours.

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @OneLoux: Thanks!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: Thank you :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      This is the great gift idea, thank u

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      OneLoux 

      5 years ago

      Love these, shared on Pinterest

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @anonymous: I agree! Thanks for stopping by :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Truly a delicate flower, perfect for Easter.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Like these. very pretty.

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @DeborahDian: Thanks :)

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      Deborah Carr 

      5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love orchids. Great gift idea!

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @LouisaDembul: Yes they are! Thank you :D

    • netangel profile imageAUTHOR

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @TaraWojt: Me too, they are so elegant :)

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      LouisaDembul 

      5 years ago

      Dendrobium orchids are truly beautiful, nice presentation!

    • TaraWojt profile image

      Tara Wojtaszek 

      5 years ago

      I love orchids! What a great gift idea.

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @Elaine Chen: I agree with you :)

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      Elaine Chen 

      5 years ago

      the picture of "Deluxe Purple Dendrobium Orchids" look elegant, I think it would be great to place at living room

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @HardyGirl: Thank you very much! I really appreciate your feedback :)

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      HardyGirl 

      5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! You've done a great job choosing photos and colors to complement your subject. Good job!

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @rayncathy: I agree, I love them all. Purple just happens to be my favorite color :)

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      rayncathy 

      5 years ago

      I think Orchids are great flowers irrespective of the color

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @Jillynn: Thank you! :)

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      Jillynn 

      5 years ago

      I love orchids and these are very lovely!

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      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Florida

      @EvilZombieMonkey: It's my favorite color too. Thanks for the visit :)

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      EvilZombieMonkey 

      5 years ago

      Purple is my favorite color. I really like these.

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