What Is The National Flower of Kenya?
The Tropical Orchid is the unofficial national flower of Kenya. It comes from the Orchidaceae family.Orchies is the genus of the Kanya’s national flower. Kenya is a large exportingcountry tropical flower the world. Most probably around 250 + types of Orchid with the all variety of both color and texture are grown in Kenya and it has minimum 22000 species found all through the world, which made them the largest flower family of the world.
The Kenyan people use orchid in decoration purpose as well as medical purpose also. Kenya earns large amount of foreign currencies through exporting of Tropical Orchid every year. For that reason the Tropical Orchid were became the national flower of Kenya.
Facts about Kenya’s National Flower (Tropical Orchid)
- Common Name: Tropical Orchid
- Genus: Orchies
- Found in: All over Kenya.
- Color: Yellow-Pink
- Size: 5-6 cm
- Number of petals: 5-100
- Time of blooming: All around the year
- Purpose: Ornamental, Aromatherapy
- Symbolism: It symbolizes Love, The beauty, Fertility, Refinement, Delicacy and Charm.
The national flower of Kenya – Tropical Orchid is one of the populous varieties of Orchid family. It is the most diverse group plants. There about 25000 species of Orchid have been describedin the world. Hundreds of thousands artificial orchid have already been created by the researcher through breeding. Now orchid are grows throughout the world in different color and variety in different habitats. The Orchid can 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. Most of the orchid plants originated from South East Asia, the tropical humid region of South America, Australia and Patagonia. Naturally tropical orchids are perennial epiphytes. The tropical orchid flourishing in warm humid environments, away from the direct sun light by big wide spread trees.
Some jewelry brands in Brazil make necklaces, earrings and brooches crafted by gold plating real orchid. The Tropical orchid is also used in aromatherapy. Because of the light and sweet fragrance, Tropical orchid is perfect for gifts and souvenirs. Orchid flowers 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 Tropical Orchid increase 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 Kenya, Tropical Orchid is symbol of Love, beauty, Fertility, Refinement, Delicacy and Charm also the symbol of national spirit, pride and identity of Kenya.