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January-Dendrobium
February-Lycaste
March-Zygopetalum
April-Odontglossum
May-Masdevallia
June-Vanda
July-Paphiopedilum
August-Phalaenopsis
September-Oncidium
October-Cattleya
November-Epidendrum
December-Cymbidium


What is your birth-orchid?
July-Paphiopedilum
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Original HabitSoutheast Asian tropical rainforest with high humidity and temperature. They grow on the ground in gloom.
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DerivationPaphia  in Greek is another name for Aphrodite, who is a beautiful Goddess of Beauty and Love. Podilion  means slipper. Therefore, Paphia means “goddess’ slipper.” The pouch-like shape of its lip is unique, and it looks like a slipper.
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History If you see Paphiopediums for the first time, you may mistake this flower for an insectivorous plant because of its unique shape of the lips. They act the same as insectivorous plants by leading insects into the lips, but they don’t eat insects; they spit the insects out after they have struggled and are covered with pollen.
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The Meaning of the FlowerChangeable affection

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