What is your birth-orchid?
【Original Habit】Southeast Asian tropical rainforest with high humidity and temperature. They grow on the ground in gloom.
【Derivation】Paphia 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.
【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.
【The Meaning of the Flower】Changeable affection