" Orchideous! and a bunch of flowers burst from the wand tip."
—Mr Ollivander use of this spell[src]

Orchideous was an incantation for a Transfiguration spell that conjures a bouquet of flowers from the end of the caster's wand. The movement for this spell was to move one's wand in a circle in the air.

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Minerva McGonagall & Jacob's sibling 1987–1988 school year While teaching the Fourth years, McGonagall demonstrated the successful casting of this spell which Jacob's sibling duplicated.[1]
Garrick Ollivander November 1994 Ollivander used this spell in 1994 when he tested Fleur Delacour's wand at the Wand weighing ceremony before the Triwizard Tournament. The spell probably conjured orchids or some flowers, which Ollivander gave to Fleur after conjuring them.[2]


From the Latin "Orchideae", the name for the orchid plant family.

Behind the scenes


Roses conjured by Minerva McGonagall using the Orchideous spell

"Remember you can use the Orchideous Jinx to transfigure your opponent into a flowering shrub."
Alastor Moody[src]
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See also


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 10 (Seeing Red)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)

Transfiguration (class)
COS Vera Verto demo
Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Known practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Chair to cat · Guinea fowl to guinea pig · Hedgehog to pincushion · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to Rabit (Lapifors) · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise · White Rabbits to Slippers