15 Exotic Flowers From Around the Globe

exotic flowers across 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 which can be grown only in a certain type of geographical condition. While exotic are the unique ones which 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.

Here Is A List Of 15 Most Beautiful Exotic Flowers Found Across The Globe:



The tulip is a member of the lily family, Liliaceae. The popularity of this flower threatens that of roses. The word “tulip” comes from a Persian word meaning turban. These bulbous flower are native to the band stretching from Southern Europe to Central Asia. They symbolize endurance, perfect love, prosperity, abundance, and royalty. In bunches, bouquets, and box/vase/basket arrangements – these flowers are heart winners.



This is one of the most interesting looking exotic flowers in the world. It originally belongs to Mexico & Argentina. Anthuriums are popular wedding decoration flowers and are also found in basket arrangements. 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. In South Africa, it is also known as Crane Flower and features in their 50 cent coin. 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.



Belonging to the Eastern Mediterranean (from the south of Turkey through to northern part of the region of Palestine), this flower symbolizes sincerity. Available in purple, yellow, white, and red colours, this flower often accentuates the beauty of mixed floral arrangements.



Originally amaryllis belongs to the 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. It is grown from bulbs and each plant produces two to five flowers which stay in bloom for an average of six weeks. This unique exotic flower symbolizes pride, antiquity, strength, and self-confidence.

Calla Lily:

Calla Lily

Calla Lily is a native of South Africa. In the Christian religion, it symbolizes faith and purity. It also symbolizes liveliness, the innocence of youth, rebirth, and overwhelming beauty. For decorating home during Easter or Christmas, this flower is mostly used.



Lotus is the national flower of India and Vietnam. The scientific name is Nelumbo nucifera and the other names are Sacred Lotus or Bean of India. Lotus has quite a widespread native distribution ranging from Central & Northern India through Northern Indo-China & East Asia with isolated locations of the Caspian Sea. Without this flower, Durga Puja is not completed. 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 which has sweet-scented and bell-shaped white flowers. The native regions stretch throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe. It symbolizes a return to happiness, purity, humbleness, chastity, happiness, and luck.

Ecuadorian Roses:

Forever Roses

As the name suggests, these special roses are native to Ecuador. 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. You will find some mesmerising varieties of Ecuadorian Roses at Ferns N Petals.



These flowers look quite similar to the roses and the bright and big white petals emit a soothing fragrance. If you have a gardenia flower blooming at your place, then, the fragrance may travel up to two next doors also. It belongs to Asia and is most commonly found growing wild in China, Vietnam, Korea, Myanmar, Taiwan, India, and Japan. They induce better sleep apart from being a symbol of purity, love, innocence, protection, and self-reflection.



Lilacs belong originally to Europe and Asia and the European colonists brought this to America. And now you will see bushes of lilacs intensively all over North America. These beautiful flowers are widely popular for their aromatherapy qualities. The soothing fragrance relieves stress and anxiety. Lilacs symbolize innocence, remembrance of love, and are often gifted to the fresh graduates.



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. Thus, it is given to those people who have just shifted to a new home or settled in a new city.



Used in a variety of cosmetics and flower arrangements, orchids carry a royal vibe. The name orchids come from the Greek word “Orchis” which means “testicle”. The fleshy underground tubers look like testicles that’s why. The Chinese were the first ones to cultivate orchids for more than 3000 years and after the 1600s the explorers brought orchids to Europe. By the beginning of the 19th century, the hybrids of orchids were cultivated. Orchids are available in red, pink, purple, blue, white, yellow, and green colors. From medicine to perfumes to foods – orchids are extensively used.

Heliconia Pendula:

lobster claw

Heliconias are pinkish-red on lower half and red on the upper half. It is native to the tropics of America near the Pacific Ocean. Look-wise, it is quite similar to the bird of paradise. The lobster claw is a nick-name of this flower. The petals may vary from red to orange or yellow.



Plumeria is also known as frangipani. It is native to Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and Central America but is grown throughout the warm climatic zones across the world. As a wedding jewelry flower, this plumeria is copiously in use. 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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