The Orchid or Cattleya Mossiaeis the national flower of Venezuela. It is commonly known as Cattleya Orchid or Christmas Orchid. Cattleya is the genus and C. Trianae is the species of Venezuela’s national flower. Due to the rich climate, the land of Venezuela grows a lot of flowers with a different variety. The beauties, fragrances, popularity, and availability of the Cattleya Mossiae or Christmas Orchid bound the State body to adopt her as the state flower of Venezuela in 1951.
The Cattleya Orchid or Cattleya TrianaeVenezuela’s National flower was named John Lindley after William Cattley in 1824. This type of Orchid consists of 113species of Orchid. Cattleya Orchid can grow nicely in-house i.e. homely atmosphere and temperature which means the temperature should be 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit in daytime and 58 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the nighttime. The flowers are about five centimeters across and six centimeters tall.
The Orchid Flower
Facts About Venezuela’s National Flower (Cattleya Trianae)
- Common Name: Cattleya Orchid, Christmas Orchid, Queen of Orchid, Crimson Cattleya or Ruby-Lipped Cattleya, flor de mayo(Mayflower)
- Genus: Cattleya
- Species: C. Trianae
- Found in: All over Venezuela.
- Color: Yellow-Pink
- Size: 5-6 cm
- Number of petals: 5-100
- Time of blooming: All around the year
- Purpose: Ornamental, Aromatherapy
- Symbolism: Resilience and endurance
Description About Venezuela’s National Flower
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. Some jewelry brands in Brazil make necklaces, earrings, and brooches crafted by gold plating real orchids.
Because of the light and sweet fragrance, the Cattleya orchid is perfect for gifts and souvenirs. Orchid flowers have some special meaning in the 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 also signifies the emotion that also varies from country to country. Some examples are: in Japan, it is known as a symbol of wealth and nobility.
In Chinese tradition, it shows as the symbol of refinement and innocence and also a 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 Cattleya Orchid increases humidity in the environment which can help to avoid seasonal sicknesses like cough, throat aching, and skin dryness. To sum up, The national flower of Venezuela, Cattleya Trianae or Christmas Orchid has symbolized the national spirit, pride, and identity of Venezuela.