In 1825, botanist Carl Ludwig Blume travelled through Indonesia in search of unique plants. On one of his trips, Blume discovered a flower he named Phalaenopsis, meaning ‘like a moth’ in Ancient Greek. With its quivering petals, the moth orchid, as this flower is commonly known, does indeed resemble a moth or butterfly.
Just as the petals of an orchid flower mirror the appearance of a beautiful butterfly, nature reflects our emotions. We therefore called our orchids Mimesis: ‘imitation’ or ‘reflection’ in Ancient Greek.
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Mimesis holds up a mirror to your heart – a glimpse into your hidden desires and a reflection of your innermost self. In the pure reflection of Mimesis, you can be who you are. Let its gently fluttering flowers greet you with joy. Mimesis reflects the affection displayed when we give this flower to someone and the sense of connection we feel when accepting it as a gift. Mimesis reflects your compassion and empathy. It moves and surprises, supports and energises. An expression of unity with each other and within yourself.
Mimesis also holds up a mirror to us as its growers. By combining years of experience and continuous innovation, we imitate nature in our greenhouses more closely and sustainably than ever before. And just as Carl Ludwig Blume once did, we travel the world in search of its most wondrous creations.
Mimesis reflects our vision as well as our passion and professionalism. It shows who we are and what we stand for. If you would like to learn more about the growers, please visit our website.