15 Exotic Flowers from Around the Globe

Exotic Flowers From Around the Globe

Nature laughs through beautiful and colourful flowers. Flowers express deep emotions and also work as stress-busters. Apart from that, they are the most popular gifts which are given on any occasion and to anyone. Flowering plants can be broadly classified into two categories – endemic and exotic. Endemic are the ones that can be grown only in a certain type of geographical condition. While exotic are the unique ones that are native to certain land but when introduced to a foreign ecosystem, they adapt and flourish. For their adaptability, these exotic flowers are much in demand and are used profusely in event decorations and fancy flower arrangements.

Tulips

Tulips

The tulip is a member of the lily family, Liliaceae. The popularity of this flower threatens that of roses. They symbolize endurance, perfect love, prosperity, abundance, and royalty. In bunches, bouquets, and box/vase/basket arrangements – these flowers are heart winners.

Anthuriums

Anthurium

This is one of the most interesting looking exotic flowers in the world.  Anthuriums are popular wedding decoration flowers.  They are available in red, white, and pink colours and in general, they symbolize hospitality, abundance, and happiness.

Birds of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

The original name is Strelitzia and it is a native of South Africa. This stunning and dreamy flower symbolizes magnificence, freedom, optimism, royalty, paradise on earth, success, and faithfulness. As an anniversary gift, you may opt for this flower.

Hyacinth

Hyacinths

Belonging to the Eastern Mediterranean, this flower symbolizes sincerity. Available in purple, yellow, white, and red colours, this flower often accentuates the beauty of mixed floral arrangements.

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Originally amaryllis belongs to tropical lands like the Caribbean, South Africa or islands in the South Seas, but they can be found all over the world, except for Antarctica. This unique exotic flower symbolizes pride, antiquity, strength, and self-confidence.

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

Calla Lily is a native of South Africa. It also symbolizes liveliness, the innocence of youth, rebirth, and overwhelming beauty.

Lotus

Lotus

Lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam. It has quite a widespread native distribution ranging from Central & Northern India through Northern Indo-China & East Asia with isolated locations of the Caspian Sea. Lotus symbolizes purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth.

Lily of The Valley

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley is a highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that has sweet-scented and bell-shaped white flowers. It symbolizes a return to happiness, purity, humbleness, chastity, happiness, and luck.

Ecuadorian Roses

Forever Roses

Ecuadorian Roses have a large variety but these ones growing in Ecuador are touted to have the best quality in the world. They are appealing to the eyes for their big size and unlike other varieties of roses, they last longer and smell stronger.

Gardenias

Gardenia

These flowers look quite similar to the roses and the bright and big white petals emit a soothing fragrance. They induce better sleep apart from being a symbol of purity, love, innocence, protection, and self-reflection.

Lilacs

Lilac

Lilacs belong originally to Europe and Asia and the European colonists brought this to America. The soothing fragrance relieves stress and anxiety. Lilacs symbolize innocence, remembrance of love, and are often gifted to the fresh graduates.

Calatheas

calathea

Calatheas are known to be the most beautiful ones in the Marantaceae family and they come in various shapes. This flower symbolizes a new beginning or a new start in life.

Orchids

orchids

Used in a variety of cosmetics and flower arrangements, Orchids carry a royal vibe. Orchids are available in red, pink, purple, blue, white, yellow, and green colours. From medicine to perfumes to foods – orchids are extensively used.

Heliconia Pendula

lobster claw

Heliconias are pinkish-red on the lower half and red on the upper half. The petals may vary from red to orange or yellow.

Plumeria

plumeria

Plumeria is famous as frangipani.  In Sri Lanka, this flower is used to worship the gods while in India these flowers are used mostly in incense sticks. Plumeria, in general, symbolizes beauty, love, rebirth, spring, and grace.

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