It’s easy to buy an orchid these days - growers can easy germinate the thousands of seeds in each seed pod and grow the plant in millions. But it was not always so easy to enjoy the parasitical plant - as it’s taken 200 years for mankind to overcome the difficulties of cultivating orchids. Part of its allure is also in the difficulty of getting hold of one.
Orchid Fever didn’t just start because of its beauty or its botanical wonders. What propelled the Orchid Fever was the tales of smugglers, fist-fighting cultivators, corruption, nursery raids, and even murder. The great lengths people go to obtain one marks how popular this plant is, and Lladró created the Orchid Collection to celebrate this exotic flower. Lladró is well known for their handmade flowers, as they create each flower petal by petal, by in-house artisans.
The Orchid Collection features a matt white porcelain Orchid flower, handmade petal by petal so that each piece is individual. Perfect as a gift to your loved ones or yourself, the little work of art is completed with ruthenium bathed sterling silver. Ruthenium and sterling silver are both hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin.