By Lauren Mack
Orchids sit on display during the 30th Shenzhen Spring Flower Fair Jan. 29, 2011 in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, China.Getty Images
The orchid's (蘭, lán) symbolism comes from its scent. The character 蘭 (lán) is only used in women’s names.
Orchid symbolizes: a married couple, love, beauty.
Orchids in a vase mean ‘unity.’ Orchids also represent wealth and fortune.
More about Chinese flowers.