Mokara Phrakayphet Purple Orchid
Mokara orchid is probably the only flower with such a broad spectrum of colors shades including purple, pink, blue, red, orange, yellow and coral. Each and every color also has its own range. The purple color for instance, could be associated with spirituality and nobility. Purple orchids due to their royal color are often referred to as the "true queen" of the flower kingdom.The deep purple communicates riches, while the light purple or lavender purple of Mokaras reflects delicacy and sweet romance. In many cultures purple is the symbol color of sovereigns. The Sanskrit name Mokara derives from a Hindu philosophy stating that every individual possesses three states of well being which are the causal body, the astral body and the physical body, where Mokara represents the physical body or the state of form.
Mokara possesses a long stem which can produce 10 flowers per stem. Due to their delicacy and bright colors with its striking form of a starfish, Mokaras are popular in wedding bouquets. Orchids need ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between waterings. One way to check for watering is by poking your finger about an inch into the growing media. If it's dry, give it some water; otherwise, let it be. Indoor orchid plants also need adequate humidity, about fifty to seventy percent.
Blooms: 4 - 8
Length: 16"- 18"