#5563 – 2021 First-Class Forever Stamps - Garden Beauty: Yellow Moth Orchid with Pink Center

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U.S. #5563

2021 55¢ Garden Beauty – Moth Orchid


Value:  55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)

Issue Date:  February 23, 2021

First Day City:  Bloomfield, IN

Type of Stamp:  Definitive

Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America

Printing Method:  Offset

Format:  Booklet of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  600,000,000

  In 2021, the United States Postal Service issued 10 stamps honoring one of America's favorite pastimes – gardening.  Two of the designs pictured moth orchids (Phalaenopsis).  This genus of orchid includes approximately 70 species, each known for their long, thick roots, short stems, and long-lasting flowers.  Most plants are native to India, Taiwan, China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Australia.
Moth orchids have leaves arranged in two rows, with these leaves being rather large and stiff.  A healthy plant may have up to 10 leaves total.  The stem grows up and out of these leaves and produces several sweet-smelling flowers.  Blooms may survive for several weeks.  Interstingly, some moth orchid flowers turn into leaves after they are pollinated.

Most orchids found in stors today are part of the moth orchid genus.  This is because they are fairly easy to grow and propagate at home.  In fact, they were some of the first orchids collected during the Victorian era.  Since they are tropical plants, keeping them in a humid environment and preventing the roots from drying out are both essential to a happy plant.

Moth orchids come in many colors and sizes, and are hardy, beautiful plants.  They belong in every flower lover's collection as they surprise and delight all who see them.

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U.S. #5563

2021 55¢ Garden Beauty – Moth Orchid


Value:  55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)

Issue Date:  February 23, 2021

First Day City:  Bloomfield, IN

Type of Stamp:  Definitive

Printed by:  Banknote Corporation of America

Printing Method:  Offset

Format:  Booklet of 20

Self-Adhesive

Quantity Printed:  600,000,000

 

In 2021, the United States Postal Service issued 10 stamps honoring one of America's favorite pastimes – gardening.  Two of the designs pictured moth orchids (Phalaenopsis).  This genus of orchid includes approximately 70 species, each known for their long, thick roots, short stems, and long-lasting flowers.  Most plants are native to India, Taiwan, China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and Australia.
Moth orchids have leaves arranged in two rows, with these leaves being rather large and stiff.  A healthy plant may have up to 10 leaves total.  The stem grows up and out of these leaves and produces several sweet-smelling flowers.  Blooms may survive for several weeks.  Interstingly, some moth orchid flowers turn into leaves after they are pollinated.

Most orchids found in stors today are part of the moth orchid genus.  This is because they are fairly easy to grow and propagate at home.  In fact, they were some of the first orchids collected during the Victorian era.  Since they are tropical plants, keeping them in a humid environment and preventing the roots from drying out are both essential to a happy plant.

Moth orchids come in many colors and sizes, and are hardy, beautiful plants.  They belong in every flower lover's collection as they surprise and delight all who see them.