Changi Airport Orchid
Scientific name: Dendrobium 'Changi Airport'
Dendrobium ‘Changi Airport’ is a hybrid of Dendrobium Singa Mas and Dendrobium Sri Siam. It was named after Changi Airport in May 1997 to commemorate the opening of the Orchid Garden in Terminal 2.
Dendrobium Changi Airport was chosen as its royal purplish and warm yellow colour represents the high quality of service and hospitality all visitors will experience in Changi.
Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore Orchid
Scientific name: Papilionanthe ‘Miss Joaquim’
Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim, previously known as Vanda Miss Joaquim, is Singapore's national flower.
Papilionanthe Miss Joaquim was named the national flower of Singapore on 15 April 1981. It was selected particularly because of its hardy and resilient qualities and its ability to bloom throughout the year. These are characteristics which reflect Singapore's quest for progress and excellence in all aspects of life.
Dancing Lady Orchid
Scientific name: Oncidium spp.
Oncidium spp. is commonly known as Dancing Lady Orchid due to its distinctive floral design – it has a large lip, which resembles a skirt. Together with its smaller petals and sepals, the flower resembles a dancing ballerina in dress. The orchid is available in lively colours of red, pink, white or yellow.
Oncidium ‘Golden Shower’ is on display at Orchid Garden every month. Its bright yellow colour is easily spotted and provides good photo opportunity for passengers, as they travel through Terminal 2.
Scientific name: Phalaenopsis spp.
Phalaenopsis spp. is commonly known as Moth Orchid, as its flowers look like Phalaena – the scientific name for giant moths.
Because of its bright colour and large flowers, Phalaenopsis spp. is one of the popular orchids in the industry. Many people create hybrids by crossing the 2 species of Phalaenopsis.
Different colours of Phalaenopsis spp. are displayed in the Orchid Garden during different seasons and passengers are always delighted to take a photo with them.