Orange flowers and arrangements: Use, symbols and meaning
Orange flower arrangements in ancient times
In ancient times the most dangerous flower in the colour orange was the lily, also known as the fire lily.
It represented hatred, disdain or even death to the one it was sent to. It was the utmost expression of bad feelings.
However, the overall symbolism and meanings of lilies have changed over the centuries and now it is often used in decorations and bouquets. Orange flowers often elicit mixed emotions, but they are also remarkable ones.
Meaning, effect and use of orange flowers
Combined in one word it can be said that orange symbolizes vibrancy. Orange is a special colour, it signifies constant activity, and it represents enthusiasm, energy, confidence and happiness.
Effect of the orange color on people
When looking at an orange for a long time, it diffuses oxygen into one’s brain, which channels the same energy that makes us look for social interaction.
It is a social colour, which stimulates people to socialize. It is scientifically proven that when surrounded by the colour orange, people tend to start conversations more than usual.
The result is that we talk more, even to people we have just met. No wonder orange is the most chosen colour for corporate flowers.
Giving orange flowers
When you wish to strengthen your relationship with someone, or show that you value a customer or a partner, simply send orange flowers. Moreover, oranges are known to send a positive meaning.
A flower in a citrus orange colour represents good health so it can be given at birthdays or to someone who is in hospital. Giving someone a rose in a peach colour is like telling them to trust you, or that you are their friend.
It also means that you congratulate them for a good job. You can give orange flowers for graduations or to congratulate someone for their new job or promotion.
Choosing flowers in the darker shade of orange means you have deeper emotions. Give flowers in gold-orange colour to those you want to wish wisdom, wealth and well-being to. If someone who lives abroad or is just away from you sends you red-orange flowers it means that they want to express their desperate longing to be with you, their utmost passion and desire to come home. The really dark orange flowers convey deceit and lack of trust, so put them close to your secretary’s desk, if they are not performing well at work and you are disappointed.
House plants with orange flowers
Orange house plants can make a house or a home much more positive, bright and will deffinetly help your health.
Orange flower have positive effect upon your memory, thought and desire to socialise. You could combine them with many other colors such as a white vase, green or yellow ones and minor decoration of your choice.
Keep reading below to find which indoor orange flowers are good to look after in your home.
It is one of the most interesting houseplants existing.
It is to be put indoors as well as outdoors, hence it cleans the air from ammonia, xylene, toluene and formaldehydes.
This flower is also known as to be one of orange, red or any variations of them. It is easy to look after and known with some other names such as: flamingo flower, tail flower, painter's palette.
Known as China rose or simply hibiskus, this flower has many colors, but you can also find it as an orange flower and in other red colored variations.
They are usually considered edible flowers and put on salads and other types of meals in the Pacific countries. You can also come across Hibiscus tea, care products and more.
Begonias are a popular house plant with orange flowers.
Different types of begonias can be taken care of indoors, somewhere in the house or outside, so it makes the difference what type of begonia you buy and where to put it.
It is easy to take care of, hence it is pest resistant and you can also take care of it indoors in your living area.
Gerbera daisies are a popular plant that comes in different colors.
You can mix and match easily, but you can also find orange gerbera flowers in every local flower shop near you. They are a happy-looking flower that always brings joy to the room.
Indoor plant with orange flowers
Kaffir Lily (Clivia Miniata)
This is a very beautiful looking plant for every home and is a water lover.
It is trumpet shaped and grows up to 10 trumpets on a flower nod.
It is, however, a somewhat poisonous plant, so it must be kept away from pets at home.
Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae)
It is one of the most beautiful, exotic flowers that also comes in orange shades.
It is a highly poisonous flower, but exceptionally beautiful. It comes in yellow, but is also considered as an orange flower.
It is well accepted in modern and contemporary environments and fit art studios as a wall decoration.
It is a traditional orange indoor plant that suits homes that have wooden decoration, yellow or beige interior - either furniture or walls. It is mostly taken care of as a potted plant and grown as a tree. It grows fast and up to 5 feet tall;
What better than taking care of mandarin fruit trees in your living room.
The orange fruits can remain on the plant for weeks before starting to dry out. You can use them as mandarins or lemons - your choice!
One thing is certain – the colour orange is a powerful one and it catches lots of attention. If you want to grab people’s attention at a wedding or a big event you are organizing, have some orange flowers in the arrangements. They will bring a positive mood, energy and joy.
They will also make people communicate more and the event will be a real success. Another popular perception is that people who like wearing orange or love orange colours are warm, honest and thoughtful people. They look confident and positive and these are great qualities. Such people also have a strong passion for life and adventure.
No matter the message you are trying to send to the recipient of the flowers, you can be sure that there is a right orange flower for any purpose.
What do orange flowers mean?
Orange is a color of vibrancy, vividness, sun, freshness and positivity, energy, money and power. Orange is as strong and positive as yellow. Respectfully, orange flowers have the same.
What are the tall orange flowers called?
There are several popular tall orange flower species, but post popular are the Marigolds. Their color is orange and they ususllay grow tall up to 80 cm. Their blooms sometimes have yellow in the corner of their leaves.
What plant has orange flowers?
Most common plants are Marigolds, but you can also come across the exotic flower Bird of Paradise. Other flowers that are popular in other colors, but also can be seen in orange are: Gerbera Daisies, Lilies, Chrysanthemums and Tulips.
Where to buy orange blossom flowers?
You can buy from Flower Delivery online or visit every local flower market or flower shop and choose your orange flower bouquet.