The gift of an orchid lei can be a wonderful way to show your love or gratitude to someone or even just a way of giving them a friendly welcome. As you look at the colorful beauty of the flowers in a lei, you may wonder, “What type of orchid do they use for an orchid lei?” Please read below to discover which one it is and why.
What Orchid Is in a Lei?
As many as 28,000 species of orchids exist worldwide, with more classes of these flowers than birds. But lei makers will most often use the dendrobium type of orchid for an orchid lei. The flower takes its name from the Greek words “dendron” and “bios.” While dendron translates to “tree,” bios means “life.”
What Makes Dendrobium Good for a Lei?
Several qualities make a dendrobium orchid a good fit for an orchid lei. These qualities include its vivid colors—purple, pink, yellow, and white. You can even find dendrobiums in green and brown!
In addition to looking good, the dendrobiums are very durable. Their durability allows you to wear your lei all day without worrying about it falling apart. Their strength even allows them to survive the transportation process if you order one as a gift for a loved one.
How Should I Take Care of a Dendrobium Lei?
You may wonder how you should care for a dendrobium lei so it retains its sturdiness and beauty if you receive one as a gift. You may use the lei for up to six days with the help of water transferred via mist.
You can also keep them in your refrigerator at a warmer temperature or in a cooler. However, do not let the lei contact the ice inside your cooler.
Now that you know more about dendrobium orchid lei, you can start thinking about which ones may work as a gift or for an upcoming event, such as a wedding. Check out Hawai’i Lei Stand’s variety of Hawaiian orchid Lei. We can provide you with many selections regarding designs and colors for your handcrafted lei.