Guaria Moradais the national flower of Costa Rica. It is commonly known as GuarantheSkinneri. Guaria Morada is in Spanish Language.It is also called ‘The Purple Country Girl’. It comes from the Orchidaceae family which sub family isEpidendroideae. Cattleya is the genus and C. Skinneriis the species of the Costa Rica’s national flower.
According to the history in 1939the then President of Costa Rica Leon Cortes Castro officially announced that The “Purple Country Girl” as the National flower of Costa Rica and dully signed the books of national history. Before this the state body called for a poll for nominating the flower which represent the nation. Political personalities, horticulturalists were participated among the polls held in 1937.
The people of Costa Rica enormously love their national flower. It attracts people with her excellent colors, beauties and symbolism. Most Costa Rican believes that the Guaria Morada invites peace and love as well as hope and optimum. It also brings good luck and fortune. That is why Guaria Morada or GuariantheSkinneri is the national symbol of Costa Rica.
Facts about Costa Rica’s National Flower (GuariaMorada/GuariantheSkinneri)
- Common Name: Guaria Morada, GuariantheSkinneri, Purple Country Girl
- Genus: Cattleya
- Species: C. Skinneri
- Found in: All over the country.
- Color: Yellow-Pink
- Size: 5-6 cm
- Number of petals: 5
- Time of blooming: January to April
- Purpose: Ornamental, Aromatherapy
- Symbolism: Beauty of the Tico spirit, fragility and elegance of nature.
The Guaria Morada or GuariantheSkinneri the national flower of Costa Rica is very much popular among the people. It is also being an important element in each and every home in Costa Rica.Most of the family feels proud to have the beautiful plants in their yard.The Guaria Morada is epiphyte type of plant, which naturally grow on another plants or trees that may be occur while they are moisturized by rain and air.Skinnerican grow nicely in house i.e. homely atmosphere and temperature that means the temperature should be 65 to 70 degree Fahrenheit in day time and 58 to 60 degree Fahrenheit in night time.
The flowers are about five centimeter across and six centimeter tall. The petals of this flower are twisted around. The rear surface is forward-facing. The 2 petals and the top sepal are yellow-pink in color. The adjacent sepals are pale purple in color. The lip is really big and wide. The middle lobe spreads out like a fan. It is excellently speckled with dark purple. Some jewelry brands in Costa Rica make necklaces, earrings and brooches crafted by gold plating real orchid.
The CattleyaSkinneriis also used in aromatherapy. Because of the light and sweet fragrance, CattleyaSkinneriis perfect for gifts and souvenirs. Skinneriflowers have some special meaning in express right message and that message can be, Happy Birth Day, Thank you, Happy Anniversary or Congratulation for promotion and it differs on the basis of flowers variety. It is also signify the emotion that also varies country to country. Some examples are: in Japan it is known as symbol of wealth and nobility.
In Chinese tradition it shows as the symbol of refinement and innocence and also symbol of many children. In England it is the symbol of pure love and affection, also the symbol of rare & soft beauty, love and friendliness. The plant of CattleyaSkinneriincrease humidity in the environment that can help to avoid the seasonal sickness like cough, throat aching and skin dryness. It was found after the research on flu, the high percentage of humidity can decrease the spreading of flu.
To sum up, The National flower of Costa Rica Guaria Morada orCattleyaSkinneriis symbolizes the national spirit, pride and identity of Costa Rica.