The white orchid plant seems to issue forth out of the vase, a gout of milky blooms streaming from its tender, supple stalk. The purity of its colour has long been associated with unspoiled innocence and virginity. Orchids are one of the largest families of flowers with more than 28,000 species in it, yet the humble white orchid is the one we think of. In their subtle elegance they don’t attempt to dazzle or appear ethereal, but instead reassure. Reassure us that their beauty is born of nothing divine, only mortal world. Just like the rest of us.