Greeting the Year of the Dragon with Orchids

Orchids are popular presents to welcome the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23rd. For those celebrating the Chinese New Year or Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, orchids make elegant gifts for family and friends. They’re most favored in red or yellow, the traditional colors for the occasion. At the Asian Garden Mall in Southern California, orchids are in abundance for the Flower Festival which kicks off the season. Over a dozen photos in the article include Phals, Oncidiums, Cattleyas, and Dendrobiums. These exotic flowers are new additions to old traditions. “In [Vietnam], orchids are expensive, so it’s not a typical gift for most people,” according to a festival visitor. “But here, it’s a lovely and reasonably-priced present.”

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4 Comments on “Greeting the Year of the Dragon with Orchids”

  1. Orchid Food Says:

    Phalenopsis is an orchid type that needs repotting once every year until the plant reaches maturity, then you can reduce the frequency of repotting to once every two years. Don’t worry about the pot size when repotting as Phalenopsis will rather grow vertically then laterally so the same pot size should be enough. For a Phalenopsis use medium grade orchid mixes, medium grade fir bark or sphagnum moss.

    Orchid Food

  2. nancy Says:

    Happy new year!

  3. Offigeitere Says:

    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

  4. Alan Wah Says:

    Gung Hay Fat Choy! Hey Happy Year of the Dragon, Many thanks