In 2019, the Missouri Botanical Garden made a case for more plantmoji, our term for plant emoji. As part of that push we submitted a proposal to create an official orchid emoji. We’re excited to report our proposal has been recommended by the Emoji Subcommittee as a provisional candidate. There are still several rounds of approval needed, but if all goes well the orchid emoji could find its way to your smartphone as soon as 2021.
There will, however, be more plants at your fingertips later this year, thanks to the incoming class of emoji. Of the 117 emoji approved for 2020, five feature plants in some way. According to Emojipedia, the new plantmoji are bell pepper, blueberries, olive, wood and potted plant.