The state flower of Mizoram is Red Vanda which is found in the hilly areas of the state. The Red Vanda belongs to the orchid family and it is also known as orchid and rose orchid.
It is a native plant of South East Asia. The flowers bloom during winter season and they are available in different colors like red, white, yellow, purple etc.
Importance of Red Vanda flower in Mizoram
The Red Vanda or Red Orchid is the state flower of Mizoram. The flower is endemic to the state. Red Vanda has been declared as the State Flower of Mizoram on 26th February, 2018.
This flower was initially declared as the State Flower by the Government of Mizoram in February, 2018. It was later notified by the Central Government under the Tree Plantation Scheme Act, 1976 as a National Heritage Plant on 12th December 2018.
Red Vanda was chosen after a thorough research by a team of experts from different fields. It was found that this species of orchids are endemic to Mizoram and there are less than 100 mature individuals left in the wild. The remaining plants are found at Umshing Hrangkhawl Community Reserve Forest in Lunglei District of Mizoram.
Facts about Mizoram Flower
- Red Vanda is the official national flower and symbol of Mizoram.
- Red Vanda is a type of orchid, and it’s one of the most popular flowers in the world.
- It’s native to Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, where it grows in the wild on trees.
- Red Vanda can grow up to three feet tall!
- The blooms are usually red or pink in color, but sometimes they’re orange or purple too!
- They have a sweet fragrance that attracts bees and other insects who pollinate the flowers so that they can produce seeds and spread throughout their natural habitat.
Why is Red Vanda the state flower of Mizoram?
The Red Vanda is the state flower of Mizoram. This flower was chosen as the State flower as it is a symbol of beauty, grace and elegance. It is also known as ‘Mizoram Rose’ or ‘Zo Ropu’. The Red Vanda blooms all through the year in different shades and colours.