Exquisitely exotic, orchids are versatile gifts with the added bonus of longevity. Symbolising beauty and refinement, they make the perfect birthday or thank-you present, and add an air of sophisticated interest to the home and office.

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Service rating : Just what I have come to expect from Serenata,--especially when you hpnoured the 10% discount!
Product : Our daughter thought the orchids were beautifully fresh. They were delivered on the chosen day, after her final chemo-therapy treatment, and cheered her up.
Much appreciated!
Wendy Godfrey


Service rating : good service
able to track delivery of flowers a bonus
Product : looked beautiful, however only lasted 2 days


The service was good but paying an extra fee for delivery on mothers day was annoying


Service rating : This was the second time I used Serenata but on this occasion I left delivery instructions that if recipient not home to leave with a neighbour. I have to say it was pretty pointless leaving delivery instructions, as the box was left in the front garden. Being a very windy day, the box was found blowing around the garden, thankfully the very fragile orchids inside were undamaged. But not impressive considering I gave very specific instructions.
Product : I did not see them but they were for my friend’s birthday and she said they were lovely. But she was upset that they had been left to blow around the garden.


Service rating : I needed to speak to someone at the company to clarify how to get and use an Amazon Local voucher and she was most pleasant and helpful- thank you , Sheila. I ordered the standard free delivery and was a little disappointed as the goods were not delivered until 18.40 . I hadn’t realised that free delivery goods could be delivered as late as this. Maybe I missed that information on the website but maybe it could have been made clearer as I would have been prepared to pay more for an earlier delivery.
Product : My daughter in law was delighted with her birthday orchids and said they were in perfect condition.


Service rating : Website is very good and the photos of the arrangements make choosing easy
Product : I saw the orchids on Skype that I had sent. They were beautiful and exactly what I had hoped for. The recipient was delighted with them, absolutely delighted. Yellows and oranges are her favourite colours and orchids her favourite flower - she has pot plants all round the house - so your bouguet was just perfect.

Welwyn Garden City

Service rating : Originally sent the wrong, much cheaper product then the one I ordered. I was really disappointed, but they got back to me very quickly, allowed us to keep the orchid that had been sent in error and sent the correct item on a date of our choosing. So it initially all went annoyingly wrong, but they did everything they could to put it right.
Product : Both orchids (!) arrived in great condition, and the correct ones in particular are spectacular.

The Orchid

The Orchid (technical name Orchidaceae) is a varied and prevalent family of flowering plants. Although their colourful and fragrant blooms may have you believing they're a high maintenance plant, they're in fact anything but. This extremely easy-to-care for flower can last many, many years if displayed in the correct environment. Asides from the Asteraceae, the Orchid family boasts to be one of the two largest families of flowering plants. To date, they have an impressive 28,000 species in their dynasty, all of which are scattered amongst 763 genera. That's four times the amount of mammal species in existence!Orchids, as many who have had the pleasure of owning one will know, boast a stem that grows from a single bud. These particular species of plant come in the shape of perennial herbs and are absent of any woody structure. They tend to grow in two ways – Sympodial and Monpodial. Sympodial orchids boast both a back and a front – the back being the oldest growth and the front, the newest. In addition to this, the Orchid yields an assortment of shoots, which sit adjacent to one another. These all grow to a set size and bloom. Once they have reached their full potential, they cease to grow anymore and are replaced. Sympodial orchids tend to grow laterally, as opposed to vertically. Monopodial orchids differ in that they boast just a single bud, attached to a stem that grows in length each year, with leaves sprouting from the apex. Certain types of Monopodial orchids, including Vanilla and Vanda, can reach an astounding several metres in height. If you've noticed something poking out of the base of your orchid plant, this could either be a new root or even, a bloom. It's important to know the difference between the two. This is however a difficult task, as in the beginning stages, both the root and flower spikes are green in colour. One way to distinguish roots and flowers is to watch them grow. As a new root begins to emerge, it will boast a hint of silver near the base of the plant. A flower spike on the other hand is usually a slightly brighter shade of green and often resembles the shape of a miniscule mitten.

Orchid Leaves

Orchids tend to house simple leaves boasting a series of parallel veins. Depending on the type of orchid, these will vary slightly in size and shape. The structure of the leaves is relative to the precise habitat of the plant. For example, orchid species that are able to enjoy lengthy periods of sunlight, or alternatively grow in extremely dry environments, tend to have thick, leathery leaves. A waxy cuticle also encases the laminae, as this enables them to retain their essential water supply. Orchids that grow in shady environments on the other hand boast long, thin leaves. Most orchids house perennial leaves, which means they're able to survive for an impressive several years. Other orchid species, especially the Catasetum, shed their leaves annually in order to make way for new leaves complete with new pseudobulbs. Certain orchids are said to have ornamental leaves, such as the Macodes sanderiana, a rock-hugging orchid often referred to as the Lithophyte. This picture-perfect orchid reveals leaves with a set of sparkling gold and silver veins on a light green background. The cordate leaves of Psychopsis limminghei on the other hand are of a soft green and brown shade, complete with maroon-puce patterns, which are created by the pigments of the flower. Another orchid renowned for its attractive leaves is that of the Lady's Slipper, a plant that originates from subtropical and tropical Asia. An uneven scattering of chlorophyll causes the mottle print on the leaves. The Phalaenopsis schilleriana boasts a show of pastel pink blooms with leaves spotted with dark and light green hues. The orchid boasting the most renowned leaves however, is Ludisia discolour, the Jewel Orchid, which is actually grown for its colourful leaves as opposed to its delicate white flowers. Coralroot orchids – Orchids of the genus Corallorhiza – have no leaves whatsoever and instead, use their roots to harvest sugars by wrapping them around mature trees and specialised fungi.

Orchid Flowers

Of course, not all orchids are renowned for their leaves alone and the flowers are what many green-fingered connoisseurs enjoy about these plants. From simple, delicate white flowers to a rainbow of colours, there is an orchid to suit all tastes. When displayed in the office or in the home, they add an instant hit of colour to an otherwise dull space. Orchids boast an abundance of floral structures and variations. Some house just a single flower, whilst others boast entire stems brimming with blooms. The flowering stem is often basal, which means it is produced from the base of the tuber. Other orchid species boast flowers that grow from the apex of the main stem, whilst certain variants will showcase blooms from the axillary or from the leaf axil. Orchid flowers are usually bilaterally symmetrical, although certain genera including Ludisia, Mormodes and Macodes feature a slightly different symmetrical display and one that is often hard to notice. Like a number of flower species, the orchid flower encases a total of two whorls of sterile elements. The outer whorl is made up of three sepals, whilst the inner whorl boasts three petals. Although the sepals are often extremely similar to the petals, you'll often find some that are completely distinct. The medial petal, nicknamed the Lip or the Labellum, often appears enlarged or modified. As the flower develops, the inferior ovary will rotate 180°, which allows the labellum to reach the lower part of the flower. When in this position, it forms a platform for pollinators. This process is called resupination and usually takes place within the orchid family. Most orchids will embark on the above process asides from a few, which appear to have lost this resupination. These include the Zygopetalum and the Epidendrum Secundum. Orchid flowers tend to house a total of three stamens. However, the genus Cypripedioideae Neuwiedia and Apostasia have just the two stamens, the central one is sterile and appears as a staminode. Additionally, they house a stigma, which is usually extremely asymmetrical, with each and every lobe resting on the bottom of the column and bent towards the flower's centre. Pollen forms in the shape of a single grain, which is similar in most plants, especially the Apostasioideae, Vanilloideae and Cypripedioideae.

Orchid Fruits and seeds

Orchids are both fascinating and diverse, and their seeds and fruits are no different. It can take between six months and a year for an orchid's seed capsule to develop. Many of these seed capsules usually contain between 10,000 and 100,000 seeds. Research suggests that certain seed capsules have contained as many as 3,000,000 seeds. An orchid's seed is both small in size and transparent in hue. To the human eye, they look a little like a tiny speck of dust and are hardly visible to most. In order for a seed to be worthwhile, it must house an embryo, although this isn't always guaranteed. For a human to check whether a seed contains an embryo, they must place the seed in question under an extremely strong microscope. For germination in nature to take place, orchid seeds need a fungus. This will allow them to undergo a "symbiotic" germination. The fungus provides the required nutrients for growth. When successful, this process is somewhat speedy. Up until the year 1922, the only way of propagating orchids was to grow them naturally from seeds. Today's technology has allowed us to genetically modify these plants, allowing for a higher success rate. While the variety of orchids is somewhat vast, they all share a similarity in that they produce fruit. This will come as a surprise to many, as most associate orchids with their beautiful flowers and patterned leaves. However, the majority of orchids are able to grow fruit as a result of their distinctive pollination structures. The "fruit" of the orchid isn't however edible and its creation often occurs in the early stages of pollination. There is one exception to this, and that is the Vanilla orchid, which is renowned for its vanilla pods, which are used in many dishes today.

Orchids for delivery in UK

With their delicate and exquisite blooms, orchid plants are a beautiful addition to any home or office. Despite their exotic looks, they are easy to look after, as long as you understand the conditions they enjoy. Symbolizing refinement and beauty, orchids delivery by post makes the perfect thank-you or birthday present, and add an air of sophisticated interest to the office or home. Nothing feels better than knowing that your space reflects your personal taste by displaying some stunning orchid plants. Orcids are not just beautiful to look at, they are used for plenty of other purposes, for example they are frequently used as part of perfume, dried seedpods of the Vanilla Orchid are used in cooking and baking, and orchids have been used as herbal remedy in China for centuries. Orchid is the national flower of Venezuela, Colombia and Singapore. There are many orchid clubs and societies around the world, from really small ones like the Sutherland Shire Orchid Society to international ones like the American Orchid Society. There is a difference between florist term of orchid plants and botanical orchids, the second is used to describe tropical and small flower orchids of enormous number of species. Presented in a beautiful variety of pots, our orchids online are perfect alternatives for flowers. While flowers make for a perfect gift for almost any occasion, there are times when you just want your gift to stay for longer. In contrast to flowers, orchid plants tend to last longer. In fact, your gift will stay with your loved one and remind them of the beautiful moments you shared with them. If you buy orchids, you are giving them a lasting reminder of your generosity and thoughtfulness. In addition to offering an extensive variety of orchids online, our orchid plants are available at unbeatable prices. When you arrange orcids delivery in UK from SerenataFlowers.com, you can also add some special extras like cuddly cute little teddy bears, beautiful vases, luxury pralines and delicious cakes, balloons on a stick, chocolate bars and even wine. With us, you can rest assured that the orchids delivered is just as amazing as it looks in the photos here.

How to care for orchids

Phalaenopsis and also Dendrobium orchids flourish in places that are centrally heated. They flower over a long period and are available in a diverse variety of flower colours. It is easy to care after Orchid plants. How to Water - Over-watering the plants is the most common way to kill them. To avoid over-watering orchids, always lift your pot first in order to check if it feels heavy. If it does, do not water them. Moreover, if your plant is in a transparent pot or vase, check the colour of its roots. If these are green in colour, don't water them. The best time to water orchids plant is when its roots are silvery. Light – Orchid plants grow in conditions where they can receive bright light. However, care needs to be taken as direct light can burn the leaves, causing damage to the plant. Do not remove the damaged leaves if your Phalaenopsis orchid gets arid. Humidity – Since most orchids are tropical plants, these grow well under humid conditions. If your home is centrally heated, spraying your Phalaenopsis orcids with lukewarm water every two to three days can certainly help your plants. Additionally, it is important that you place the pot on a tray of humid gravel. In addition to the exclusive variety of orchids online (choose from white orchids, yellow orchids, pink orchids, dendrobium orchids and much more), we offer free next-day delivery for all orchid plants on our website. No matter which part of the UK you live in, whether it's London, Scotland or somewhere in Wales, you can trust us for a timely and prompt delivery. We promise to send orchids by post and get them delivered within 24 hours.

Where to buy orchids

Are you wondering where to buy orchids online? Orchids are precious and delicate plants and you might be wondering how can you order them online and get orchids by post delivered without any damage or risks? The answer is – ordering from SerenataFlowers.com! All of our orchid plants are securely packed in a sturdy cardboard box, secured with a wooden balance stick to keep them in place during their transport. That way we can ensure that they look their best when they arrive in their new home. Send orchids by post with SerenataFlowers.com as the perfect solution if you can't deliver them in person or your friend or relative simply lives too far away. Don't let that stop you from spoiling them on their special day and sending them a lasting gift they will enjoy for years to come. Shop orchid plants online at SerenataFlowers.com and enjoy free standard orchid delivery anywhere in the UK.

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